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 now been developed to the stage where the Department is now publishing the Environmental Impact Assessment Report (EIAR) and draft Statutory Orders, during week beginning 25 March 2019, which will commence a 13 week public consultation period. 

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.  This public consultation provides an opportunity for everyone to have their say and the Department invites the public to submit any views, comments or concerns on the scheme proposals.

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.

Consultation on the Draft Orders and EIAR

Other Scheme Documents

Previous Community Consultation

The documentation from previous community consultation is available at:


Last updated June 2019

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