Case Study 3

Selecting the Optimum Route for the Dublin Port Motorway
  • Martin Rogers
  • Michael Bruen
  • Lucien-Yves Maystre


The Dublin Port Access and Eastern Relief Route (PAERR) was proposed by Dublin Corporation, the local authority with responsibility for road planning in the central city area, as an access route to Dublin Port, which at the same time would provide traffic relief to both the City Centre and nearby residential areas. The route would have to be not only environmentally acceptable but also a sound economic investment. The proposed route is approximately 10 km long, extending from Whitehall on the north side of the city via the Port Area to Booterstown on the south side of the city (Figure 7.1). It was proposed that both ends of the PAERR motorway will connect into a ring road around Dublin which is at present partially completed. Each option considered includes a major crossing of Dublin’s main waterway — the River Liffey.


Preference Relationship Road Traffic Noise Consult Engineer Route Option Preference Threshold 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Martin Rogers
  • Michael Bruen
  • Lucien-Yves Maystre

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