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

Newtownards Movilla Road to Donaghadee Road and Bangor Road Link .
A6 dualling - Dungiven to Londonderry Updated 22 Sep
Ballyclare Western Relief Road Updated 10 Aug
Ballymena: St Patrick's Barracks Link Road Updated 22 Sep

Schemes due to start within the next 12 months or so
A32 Omagh - Enniskillen at Cornamuck (due 2022) Updated 24 Aug
Lisburn: Pond Park Road realignment (North Lisburn Feeder Road) (expected late 2022.early 2023) .
Belfast: Lagan Footbridge (due 2022?) .
A24 Ballynahinch Bypass (due 2022/23?) .
A4 Enniskillen Southern Bypass (due early 2023) Updated 24 Aug
Lisburn: Knockmore Link Road (Knockmore Road to M1 junction 8) (due during 2022) .
Larne West Distributor (South) .
Narrow Water Bridge - county Down to county Louth (due 2023) Updated 22 Sep

Other schemes considered to be a 'high priority' by DFI

M2/M3/A12 York Street Interchange, Belfast (unlikely before 2025) Updated 24 Aug
A1 Junctions Phase 2 (unlikely before 2025) Updated 24 Aug
A1-A2 Newry Southern Relief Road (A1 to Warrenpoint Road) (due 2023) .
A2 dualling L'Derry, Buncrana Road from Pennyburn to border (2022/23 to 2025/26) Updated 24 Aug
A5 dualling Londonderry-Aughnacloy (page about overall A5 scheme) Updated 24 Aug
     A5 dualling Newbuildings - N of Strabane (page to track construction of this stretch - late 2023) .
     A5 dualling S of Omagh-Ballygawley (page to track construction of this stretch - due 2024) .
A29 Cookstown Bypass (no earlier than 2025) .
A505 Sandholes Link Road, Cookstown (no earlier than 2025) .
A32 Omagh - Enniskillen various upgrades (multiple schemes) .
Belfast Rapid Transit (Glider) Phase 2 (completion 2027 at earliest) .

Schemes considered 'desirable' by DFI

Schemes listed here are regarded as desirable by DFI, and some planning has happened, but little is currently taking place.
This list also incluces 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 Templepatrick (Southbound) Service Area (private developer) .
A2 Sydenham Bypass - widening (no earlier than 2025) .
A2 Sydenham Bypass - new grade-separated junction at Connsbank (unknown timescale)
A2 Ballykelly Bypass (always at least ten years away)
A3 Armagh north and west link (no earlier than 2025) .
A4 Enniskillen Throughpass Improvements .
A5 Strabane to N14/N15 Lifford link road (unknown timescale) .
A28 Armagh East Link (no earlier than 2025) .
A55 Outer Ring at Knock - widening (unknown timescale) .
B170 Craigantlet Crossroads Upgrade (unknown timescale) .
Belfast: Queen's Quay road upgrade (unknown timescale) .
Lisburn Southern Relief Road (private developer) (unknown timescale) .

Schemes formally proposed by government

Schemes listed here have appeared as definite plans by DFI, but have not as yet proceeded into the formal legal, design or land acquisition phases. It is unlikely they will happen in the near future.
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 (Bankmore Link) .
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. 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)