Following a call for tenders, the Irish National Roads Authority (NRA) renews its confidence in Egis awarding the renewal and extension of the operation and maintenance contract of the Dublin Tunnel for a period of 6 years. This contract follows a first operation and maintenance contract awarded to the Group in February 2006.
Signed for a period of 6 years, with a possible 4 years extension, this new contract includes not only the toll collection, traffic and safety management, routine maintenance, including winter maintenance and equipment maintenance but also the operation and maintenance of the Jack Lynch Tunnel and the Motorway Traffic Control Centre currently based in Dublin Tunnel.
With 15,000 vehicles per day including 6,800 HGVs, the Dublin Tunnel provides a direct link between the M1 Dublin-Belfast Motorway and the Dublin Tunnel avoiding the city centre. The Dublin Tunnel reduces the number of Heavy Goods Vehicles using surface streets in the historic centre of Dublin and eases traffic flow to and from the Dublin Port.
This flagship project in Ireland’s National Development Plan is a 4.5 km twin tube tunnel. Each tunnel is equipped with emergency facilities such as access ways between tunnel tubes, lay-bys, emergency phone network, CCTV and other services. All services are provided by Egis Road & Tunnel Operation Ireland with an operation building positioned at the southern end of the tunnel.
The Jack Lynch Tunnel in Cork is a 0.6km long immersed twin tube tunnel under the River Lee to the east of Cork City Centre. It forms part of the N40 Cork Southern Ring Road and also provides a route from the N8 and N25 from the east and north-east into the City Centre.
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