Laois Motorway Traffic volumes plummet
Traffic volumes are at their lowest since the M7/M8 Motorway toll in the middle of 2010. The operator of the M7/M8 Toll Plaza is Celtic Roads Group (Portlaoise). The operator operates the Plaza under the terms of a 30-year concession with Transport Infrastructure Ireland. The latest figures show approximately a 30% drop in traffic volumes year on year. In 2019 an average of over 24,000 vehicles passed through the M7/M8 Toll Plaza on a daily basis. The corresponding 2020 figure saw an average of over 16,000 vehicles go through the Plaza. That daily drop of on average 8,000 is the biggest year on year drop since the plaza began operating.