A1 Junctions Phase 2 - overview

This scheme aims to provide further safety improvements along the A1 dual carriageway between Hillsborough and Loughbrickland. The improvements will include the provision of new grade seperated junctions, the closing up of all gaps in the central reservation and the provision of a continuous central reserve safety barrier along the whole route.

Current position

The 'preferred option' has been developed to the stage where the Department published the Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR) and draft Statutory Orders in March 2019. The draft Statutory Orders comprise a Notice of Intention to Make a Direction Order, a Notice of Intention to Make a Vesting Order and a Notice of Intention to Make a Stopping Up (of Private Accesses) Order.  

A 14 week public consultation period provided an opportunity for everyone to have their say and the Department invited the public to submit any views, comments or concerns on the scheme proposals. The consultation period on the EIAR and the draft Orders ended on 28 June 2019. 

Further to this consultation, the Department convened a Public Inquiry into the scheme.  The Inquiry ran from 11 to 13 March 2020.  The Inspector issued his report to the Department on 19 October 2020.  The Department carefully considered the Inspector’s proposals and recommendations and issued the Departmental Statement on 28 January 2021.  Additional information regarding the Public Inquiry and the Notice to Proceed can be found at the links below.

Subsequent progression to construction remains subject to the proposal clearing the statutory procedures, having a satisfactory economic appraisal and, given other competing priorities, is dependent on funding made available in future budget settlements.

For further information on the scheme please contact the Divisional Roads Manager, DfI Roads, Southern Division, Marlborough House, Central Way, Craigavon BT64 1AD or email dfiroads.southern@infrastructure-ni.gov.uk.


The cost of the Proposed Scheme is estimated to be in the range of
£65 - £75 million.

Notice to Proceed

Public Inquiry on the Draft Orders and EIAR

Consultation on the Draft Orders and EIAR

Other Scheme Documents

Guidance for Land Owners

Previous Community Consultation

The documentation from previous community consultation is available at:


Last updated November 2020

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