Anti-gridlock road scheme to get underway

The Operation Freeflow traffic management plan for Dublin will swing into action at 6.30am tomorrow.

The Operation Freeflow traffic management plan for Dublin will swing into action at 6.30am tomorrow.

Dozens of dedicated traffic gardaí will be backed by an extra 163 student officers for the six-week initiative to ease gridlock during Christmas and the New Year.

Trouble spots such as Quality Bus Corridors, major traffic junctions, Luas interchanges and Nitelink services will be targeted for special attention by officers.

Deputy Garda Commissioner Fachtna Murphy briefed officers this weekend on the operation and promised rigorous enforcement of the Road Traffic Act.

“Traffic disruption will be kept to a minimum for users of both public and private transport,” he said.

Specialist Garda services also being deployed between tomorrow and Friday, January 5 include the Air Support Unit, the Garda Mountain Bike Unit, the Garda Regional Traffic Division, the Garda Mounted Unit and Garda Communications.

“Gardaí on motorcycle, car and on foot patrol will also have specific duties to target and tackle any problems that may arise,” Deputy Commissioner Murphy said.

Further information on the plan is available at www.freeflow.ie and on Live Drive 103.2 FM.

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