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Department for Infrastructure

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A new walking and cycling path, to be known as the ‘Blaris Greenway’, has been officially opened ... more
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A £1.1 million extension to the M1 bus lanes has been completed and will begin to operate from Monday... more

Our responsibilities

Road improvement schemes

How the public road network is managed, maintained and developed, as well as delivery of wider transport projects

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Transport initiatives

Belfast on the Move and the Department's transport plans for Northern Ireland.

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Roads

Roads policies and legislation including the process and licencing requirements for road openings carried out by utility companies

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Public transport

The Department's role in bus, rail and ferry travel including relevant legislation and our supported travel programmes

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Active travel

Sustainable transport policies, primarily focused on cycling and walking in Northern Ireland.

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Waterways

Inland Waterways, the Lagan Towpath and the Department's work with, the cross-border body, Waterways Ireland.

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DfI Roads & Rivers procurement

Procurement activities, ranging from supplies and services, and small-scale works to major road maintenance and high value capital construction projects.

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Road users

Promoting and improving road safety via education, licensing and regulation of transportation.

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Water and sewerage services

Policy in relation to the water and sewerage industry and for discharging the Department’s statutory and other duties

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Ports

The Department’s role in air and seaports serving Northern Ireland

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Statistics and research

Statistics and research that inform decision making within the Department’s areas of responsibility

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Rathlin Island Policy

Delivering the Rathlin Island Policy

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Crumlin Road Gaol and St Lucia Site

The Department's role in the regeneration of the Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast and the St Lucia site in Omagh.

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Living With Water Programme

In 2012, the NI Executive agreed to set up an interdepartmental group to develop a Strategic Drainage Infrastructure Plan (SDIP) for Belfast to support economic growth, protect the environment and address flood risk. The Department for Infrastructure established the Living With Water Programme (LWWP), a multi-agency initiative headed by the Department.

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Planning

The Department’s role in the NI planning system including relevant legislation, regional policies and strategies and supporting practical guidance.

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Rivers and flooding

Reducing the risk to life and damage to property from flooding from rivers and the sea, undertaking watercourse and coastal flood management in a sustainable manner.

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Our documents

Access to information

How to request information from the Department for Infrastructure including Freedom of Information (FOI) and the use of our Publication Scheme.


The Minister

Department for Infrastructure

Nichola Mallon MLA was appointed Minister for Infrastructure on 11 January 2020. 

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Management and structure

The Department operates under the direction and control of the Minister for Infrastructure. Civil Servants are accountable to the Minister and the Minister is accountable to the Assembly ... more

Contact us

Department for Infrastructure
Corporate Policy Unit
Clarence Court
10-18 Adelaide Street
Belfast
BT2 8GB

Email:  info@infrastructure-ni.gov.uk

Telephone: 028 9054 0540 (Text relay prefix 18001) 

You can contact any specific member of senior staff in the Department through the main Departmental e-mail address by naming the officer you want your correspondence forwarded to.

Alternatively contact us using our feedback form or view our complaints procedure.

In the event of an emergency outside office hours please contact the relevant DfI Roads Division.

There is presently no public access to our Roads or Rivers offices; please contact our Roads and Rivers teams by telephone, mail or email. 

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