A1 Junctions Phase 2 - overview

This scheme will progress the A1 improvements from Phase 1 to Phase 2 by providing further grade-separated junctions on the A1 dual carriageway between Hillsborough and Banbridge. The provision of a continuous safety barrier and the closing up of all gaps in the central reservation between Hillsborough and Loughbrickland is also proposed.

Current position

The 'preferred option' is being further developed to provide a specimen design, which will be the subject of comprehensive environmental, economic and engineering assessments. The formal statutory procedures will then follow with the publication of an Environmental Impact Assessment Report together with a notice of intention to make a Direction Order and a notice of intention to make a Vesting Order.

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.

Community Consultation

As part of the Stage 3 Assessment Process, DfI undertook a community consultation to seek the views of the local community and other stakeholders to inform design approach as well as the preparation of the associated Environmental Impact Assessment Report.

The community consultation documentation is available at:

Other scheme documents


Last updated March 2019

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