Traffic growth continues at slower pace in Galway City

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The number of cars on a busy route in Galway City has continued to grow a week into the easing of Covid-19 restrictions, but the rate at which traffic is climbing has slowed after a massive jump last week.

Figures gathered by Transport Infrastructure Ireland showed that traffic on Bothar na dTreabh in the city on Monday was up 6% from the same day last week, when restrictions first began easing.

Last Monday, the first day of Phase 1 of leaving lockdown, saw a large spike in traffic, up 25% on the week beforehand.

However, with 2,357 cars counted between 7am and 11am today, these figures are still down 49% on this time last year.

TII has been keeping a daily count of traffic figures on a number of national roads from April 21 onwards when an upwards trend in car numbers became noticeable, despite the lockdown.

The biggest weekly climb seen today was on the M50, between the N3 Navan Road and N4
Galway Road, which was up 11% on this day last week.