TII and Air Quality
A key focus of TII is to ensure that air quality for communities adjoining national road, light rail and metro projects is not significantly impacted. TII continues to work with stakeholders and partners to explore opportunities to manage the operation of major roads and to provide a road network that will allow a more flexible approach to the adoption of Ultra Low Emission Vehicles and new emerging vehicle technologies.
TII Monitoring of Nitrogen Dioxide adjacent to the M50
In June 2018, TII commenced a measurement campaign of Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) at locations adjacent the M50. Measurements were made using diffusion tubes. Whilst the diffusion tube method is useful, they are 'indicative' only. This means that they only give us an estimate of longer-term average nitrogen dioxide concentrations.
In 2011, the National Roads Authority (NRA) published the Guidelines for the Treatment of Air Quality During the Planning and Construction of National Road Schemes (Revision 1). The revised guideline document provides a step-by-step approach for the integration of air quality considerations into the various planning phases of the 2010 National Roads Project Management Guidelines (NRPMG).
These Guidelines also provide information on the Air Quality Standards Regulations (S.I. No. 180 of 2011).
The Guidelines for the Treatment of Air Quality During the Planning and Construction of National Road Schemes (Revision 1) can be found at the link below along with further TII Planning Guidelines