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Road Construction Programme

Volume 929: debated on Thursday 7 April 1977

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asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will list the major road construction and road improvement projects expected to start in 1977–78 and 1978–79, together with the total cost of each scheme and the cost in the financial year.

The major road schemes costing more than £100,000 included in the Northern Ireland Department of the Environment capital works programme for the financial years 1977£78 and 1978£79 are set out below. The estimated expenditure for each financial year for the schemes starting in these years is £8 million and £13·02 million, respectively. The total value of the schemes starting in the respective years is £26·4 million and £14·8 million.SCHEMES PROGRAMMED TO START 1977–78

Category £100,000—£250,000

  • B4 Cranny Bridge
  • Irish Gate
  • Lonemoor Road I, Londonderry
  • Castle Street, Bangor

Category £250,000—£500,00

  • Western Development Road (Banbridge)
  • A28/A51 Armagh Link
  • A2 Main Street (Newcastle)
  • Poleglass Road Works
  • T3 Eastern Distributor I (Cookstown)
  • C265 Kings Road (Belfast)
  • T7 Caw Roundabout Londonderry
  • Portwilliam Interchange/Harbour Link Carriageway
  • Sydenham By-Pass III and IV Belfast

Category £500,000–£1,000,000

  • Steelstown Londonderry
  • A4 Enniskillen Throughpass
  • A1 Balmoral Junction (Belfast)
  • M1-Grosvenor Road 1st Carriageway

Category over £1,000,000

  • T4 Banbridge By-Pass
  • Outer Ring East I
  • T3 Dungannon By-Pass
  • A26 Dublin Road/Castle Street (Antrim)
  • M5 Greencastle/Rushpark Fill Contract
  • T7 Ballymoney By-Pass
  • Dunbar Street Link (Belfast)
  • Harbour Square/Strand Road (Londonderry)
  • B102 Stewartstown Road
  • Globe Road II (Newtownabbey)


Category £100,000–£250,000

  • A54 Agivey Bridge
  • Patrick Street/Dorans Hill (Newry)
  • A21 Zion Place (Newtownards)
  • Coolhill Development Road (Dungannon)
  • Belfast Road/William Street (Newtownards)

Category £250,000–£500,000

  • M1 Grosvenor Road (2nd Carriageway) Belfast
  • East Link II Dundonald
  • Circular Road/Court Street (Newtownards)
  • A4 Market Street/Meetinghouse Street (Strabane)

Category £500,000–£1,000,000

  • M1–M2 Grosvenor Road-York Street Belfast (1st Carriageway)
  • Poleglass Road Works
  • A2 Belfast Road, Carrickfergus
  • Edward Street/Union Street/Malcolm Road (Lurgan)

Category over£1,000,000

  • Outer Ring East II Belfast
  • Durham Street Belfast
  • M2–Great George Street Belfast
  • T4 Sheepbridge
  • M5 Greencastle-Rushpark (Works)
  • A26 Bridge Street/Ballymoney Road (Ballymena)
  • Strabane Throughpass Stage I.