New or Future Road Schemes

To help you find schemes in your area a indicates Greater Belfast and Lisburn, a for counties Armagh & Down, a for counties Tyrone & Fermanagh and a for counties Londonderry & Antrim. If you know of work taking place on local road schemes, please let me know.
This icon indicates pages which have a strip map illustrating the junctions on the new road.

Completed Schemes are listed here.


Currently Under Construction

A6 dualling - M22 to Castledawson Updated 16 May
A26 dualling - Glarryford to A44 junction Updated 14 Apr
Belfast Rapid Transit System Updated 16 May
A99 Millennium Way Phase 2, Lurgan NOW COMPLETED Updated 16 May
Connswater Community Greenway, Belfast (external link)
A4 Enniskillen Throughpass Improvements .
A23 / B178 junction realignment, Moneyreagh .
Newtownards Movilla Road to Donaghadee Road and Bangor Road Link .
A1 Junctions Phase 2 .

Schemes due to start within the next 12 months or so
M1 and M2 hard shoulder busways (2017) Updated 14 Apr
M2 Templepatrick (Southbound) Service Area .
A5 dualling Newbuildings - N of Strabane (page to track construction of this stretch - expected late 2017/early 2018) .
Omagh: Strathroy Link Road (expected Spring/Summer 2017) Updated 16 May


Schemes in Planning

Schemes listed here are being actively planned.

M2/M3 to A12 Westlink flyover link, York Street, Belfast (2018 at earliest) Updated 13 Apr
A1-A2 Newry Southern Relief Road (A1 to Warrenpoint Road) .
A2 Sydenham Bypass - widening (unknown timescale) .
A2 Sydenham Bypass - new grade-separated junction at Connsbank (unknown timescale)
A2 widening L'Derry, Buncrana Road from Pennyburn to border (unknown timescale) .
A2 Ballykelly Bypass (at least ten years away)
A3 Armagh north and west link (unknown timescale) .
A4 Enniskillen Southern Bypass .
A5 dualling Londonderry-Aughnacloy (page about overall A5 scheme) Updated 13 Apr
     A5 dualling S of Omagh-Ballygawley (page to track construction of this stretch - expected 2019) .
A5 Strabane to N14/N15 Lifford link road (unknown timescale) .
A6 dualling - Dungiven to Londonderry (perhaps 2019) Updated 29 Mar
A24 Ballynahinch Bypass (unknown timescale) .
A28 Armagh East Link (unknown timescale) .
A29 Cookstown Bypass (unknown timescale) .
A32 Omagh - Enniskillen various upgrades (multiple schemes) .
A55 Outer Ring at Knock - widening (unknown timescale)
A505 Sandholes Link Road, Cookstown (unknown timescale)
B170 Craigantlet Crossroads Upgrade (unknown timescale) .
Ballyclare Western Relief Road (unknown timescale) .
Belfast: Queen's Quay road upgrade (unknown timescale) .
Belfast: Lagan Footbridge (unknown timescale) .
Larne West Distributor (South) (half completed; unknown timescale for remainder) .
Narrow Water Bridge - county Down to county Louth (expected 2019) .
Rapid Transit Enabling Measures, Belfast (By 2017)


Schemes to Proceed within 10 Years

Schemes listed here are definite plans by Roads Service, but have not as yet proceeded into the formal legal, design or land acquisition phases. They are planned for implementation "within the next ten years or so".

M1 west-facing sliproads at Black's Road (junction 3)
M1 to A1 link, Sprucefield + grade separation of Hillsborough roundabout .
M2 Sandyknowes (junction 4) to A8(M) direct link
A3 dualling - Portadown to Richill
A4 Fivemiletown Bypass
A26 dualling - Ballymoney to Coleraine
A26 "2+1" upgrades Nutt's Corner to M1 junction 9 (Moira)
Belfast: Streets Ahead Enabling Measures Phase 2 .
City Centre Ring Road South, Belfast .
Newtownabbey: Mayfield Link Road Completion (Mallusk to Upper Hightown Road)


Schemes Planned by Government in the Long Term

Schemes listed here are in the Belfast Metropolitan Area Plan 2015, or referred to in other official documents, but implementation is expected to be more than ten years in the future.

M1 widening - Black's Road (junction 3) to Sprucefield (junction 7)
M2 Sandyknowes Relief Junction with new access to Mallusk and A8
A2 Greysteel Bypass
A2 Newry Southern Relief Road (A1 to Warrenpoint Road) .
A3 Northway junction improvement, Portadown
A3 Armagh southwest link (Killylea Rd to Monaghan Rd)
A4 "2+1" sections, Ballygawley to Enniskillen
A57 M2 to Belfast International Airport Link Road .
Transforming the Inner Ring, Belfast .
Blacks' Road Link: Upper Malone Road, Belfast to M1 junction 3
Carrickfergus: Victoria Road extension
Carrickfergus Spine Road and Sloefield Road extensions
Downpatrick: Irish Street Link (Irish Street to St Patrick's Avenue) .
Downpatrick Eastern Bypass .
Dundonald eastern link road - Comber Road to Quarry Corner
Lisburn: Pond Park Road realignment north of North Lisburn Feeder Road
Lisburn: Knockmore Link Road (Knockmore Road to M1 junction 8) .
Londonderry: Queen's Quay widening
Saintfield Road relief road, Belfast - A55 at Belvoir to Cairnshill

 

Schemes proposed but with no definite go-ahead

These are more local schemes which have been proposed by various bodies. Most have no formal go-ahead.

A5 to A6 Link Road, Londonderry
A6 dualling - Castledawson to Dungiven
A21 Ballygowan Road Link, Comber
A25 Rathfriland Road Link, Newry .
A50 Gilford Town Centre Relief Road .
Ballymena South West Distributor
Banbridge: Ballygowan Road to Newry Road Link .
Banbridge: Lurgan Road to Huntly Road Link .
Carrickfergus: A2 Marine Highway narrowing
Coleraine ring road (A29) grade separation of Lodge Road roundabout
Craigavon: M12 to Central Way and Balteagh Road Link
Craigavon: Northway to Eastway Link 
B62 Cullybackey Bypass .
Derry: Third bridge over the Foyle at Newbuildings
Derry: Waterside link road
Derry: West Link (A40 Letterkenny Road to A2 Buncrana Road)
Newtownards - Portaferry Road to Bowtown Road Link (Bowtown Link Road)
Newtownards - Bowtown Road to Movilla Road Link .
Omagh: Dublin Road to Scarffe's Entry link road .
Omagh: Winter's Lane link road .
Portadown: Armagh Road to Tandragee Road Link (Mahon Road Link) 
Portadown: New Bann Crossing 

 

Cancelled Schemes

Schemes listed here were proposed, but have now been cancelled, or superseded by others. Most recent cancellations are at the top.

Connsbank Link and Holywood Arches Bypass, Belfast (abandoned 2014)
A5 "2+1" upgrade - Londonderry to Victoria Bridge (superseded by A5 dualling scheme)
A5 Strabane Bypass - stage 3 (superseded by A5 dualling scheme)
A5 Omagh Outer Bypass (superseded by A5 dualling scheme)
Ballynure north east link road (superseded by A8 dualling scheme)
Belfast Inner Ring Road (superseded by 'Belfast on the Move' project)
Lisburn: New junction on M1 for proposed National Stadium at Maze (will be no stadium)
A2 Glynn Bypass (near Larne) (was in roads programme from 1978-88, but then disappeared)