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27/09/2021

We finally have a definitive answer on whether or not the M7 will be getting a toll bridge

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The proposed upgrades to the M7 has led to mounting speculation that it will force yet another toll charge upon commuters using the road as a way to pay for the upgrades.   On Friday afternoon, Dublin North-West Sinn Féin representative Dessie Ellis asked the Dáil whether or not there will be a toll bridge put in place on the M7. Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe's reply was a little hazy at first, but he finished his statement by saying that there would be no toll placed on the M7.   "As Minister for Transport, I have responsibility for overall policy and funding in relation to the national roads programme. The construction, improvement and maintenance of individual national roads, is a matter for Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII - formerly known as the NRA) under the Roads Acts 1993-2015 in conjunction with the local authorities concerned." "The M7 upgrade scheme will not include the provision of a toll bridge," he said.

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