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 Donegal, 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

Newtownards Movilla Road to Donaghadee Road and Bangor Road Link Updated 30 Aug

Schemes due to start within the next 12 months or so
Lisburn: Pond Park Road realignment (North Lisburn Feeder Road) (expected 2023) .
Belfast: Lagan Footbridge (due 2024) Updated 18 Aug
Lisburn: Knockmore Link Road (Knockmore Road to M1 junction 8) (very uncertain timescale) Updated 30 Aug
Larne West Distributor (South) .
Narrow Water Bridge - county Down to county Louth (due late 2023) .
A5 dualling Londonderry-Aughnacloy (page about overall A5 scheme) .
     A5 dualling Newbuildings - N of Strabane (page to track construction of this stretch - due 2024) .
     A5 dualling S of Omagh-Ballygawley (page to track construction of this stretch - due 2024) .

Other schemes being actively planned by DFI / in Donegal

M2/M3/A12 York Street Interchange, Belfast (unknown timescale) .
A1 Junctions Phase 2 (unknown timescale) Updated 15 Sep
A1-A2 Newry Southern Relief Road (A1 to Warrenpoint Road) (due 2028) Updated 18 Aug
A4 Enniskillen Southern Bypass (unlikely before 2025) Updated 18 Aug
A5 Strabane to N14/N15 Lifford link road (unknown timescale) .
A6 dualling Phase 2 - Drumahoe to Gransha, Derry .
A29 Cookstown Bypass (due 2026) Updated 18 Aug
A505 Sandholes Link Road, Cookstown (no earlier than 2025) .
A32 Omagh - Enniskillen various upgrades (multiple schemes) Updated 18 Aug
N15/N13 Ballybofey/Stranorlar Bypass, Donegal Updated 30 Aug
N56/N13 Letterkenny to Manorcunningham upgrades, Donegal Updated 15 Sep
N14 Manorhamilton to A5 at Lifford/Strabane, Donegal . (info soon)
Belfast Rapid Transit (Glider) Phase 2 (completion 2028 at earliest) Updated 18 Aug

Schemes previously planned by DFI but now paused

Schemes listed here have been formally proposed, but are no longer being actively pursued.
This list also includes schemes that are being planned by third parties, such as private developers.

M1 west-facing sliproads at Black's Road (junction 3)
M1 to A1 link, Sprucefield
M2 Sandyknowes (junction 4) to A8(M) direct link
M2 Templepatrick (Southbound) Service Area (private developer) .
A2 Sydenham Bypass - widening  Updated 15 Sep
A2 Sydenham Bypass - new grade-separated junction at Connsbank 
A2 dualling L'Derry, Buncrana Road from Pennyburn to border .
A2 Ballykelly Bypass (always at least ten years away)
A3 Armagh north and west link .
A3 dualling - Portadown to Richill
A4 Enniskillen Throughpass Improvements .
A4 Fivemiletown Bypass
A24 Ballynahinch Bypass Updated 18 Aug
A26 dualling - Ballymoney to Coleraine
A26 "2+1" upgrades Nutt's Corner to M1 junction 9 (Moira)
A28 Armagh East Link .
A55 Outer Ring at Knock - widening Updated 15 Sep
B170 Craigantlet Crossroads Upgrade .
Belfast: Queen's Quay road upgrade .
Belfast: City Centre Ring Road South (Bankmore Link) .
Belfast: Streets Ahead Enabling Measures Phase 2 .
Lisburn Southern Relief Road (private developer) .
Newtownabbey: Mayfield Link Road Completion (Mallusk to Upper Hightown Road) .

Schemes more vaguely proposed by government

Schemes listed here have been more vaguely mentioned by DFI or in other government reports for example suggested only as a land protection corridor in the Belfast Metropolitan Area Plan 2015 but little or no planning is actually taking place.

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
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 Link Road .
Londonderry: Queen's Quay widening
Saintfield Road relief road, Belfast - A55 at Belvoir to Cairnshill


Schemes that have only been proposed

These are schemes which have merely been proposed by various bodies, but not taken forward for actual planning.

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)