Dublin Corporation presents six potential routes for the planned Dublin Port Tunnel.

The six routes will be on display at local libraries and at the civic offices at Wood Quay until February 1997.

The decision to put forward six alternative routes follows complaints from residents over the original plans for the A6 route.

Residents in Marino don't want the tunnel going beneath their homes while those in Santry are worried about air pollution from the tunnel's portal.

The six routes up for consultation will begin and end roughly at the same locations. All are designed to take port traffic away from Dublin city centre and will have different effects on the surrounding areas.

Hugh Creegan, Senior Engineer, says some of the routes will have a greater degree of construction disturbance.

People living along the six proposed routes are asked to make their views known to their local representatives.

Meanwhile, Fianna Fáil has called for emergency measures to avoid traffic gridlock in the lead up to Christmas. The proposals include more towing of illegally parked vehicles, the introduction of an all-in-one commuter ticket, immediate open of the Northern Cross, and a ban on business deliveries between 7.00 am and 7.00 pm.

Fianna Fáil has also proposed that government car parks be made available to the public in the evenings and at weekends. Noel Dempsey TD says that the city is already very near gridlock.

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 4 November 1996. The reporter is Carole Coleman.