Need for scheme
A2 Buncrana Congestion
The proposed scheme will provide a four lane road between Pennyburn roundabout and Skeoge roundabout, a dual carriageway between Skeoge roundabout and Elagh Business Park.
The proposed scheme
The proposed road improvement will deliver a greatly improved level of service on this important arterial route serving the western suburbs of Londonderry and cross border to County Donegal. It will deliver improved traffic progression, improved road safety for strategic and local road users and will facilitate further expansion of local housing and industry.
A2 Buncrana Road Dualling update
On 8 May 2018 the Department for Infrastructure (DfI) Roads presented updated proposals to upgrade the A2 Buncrana Road between the Pennyburn Roundabout and the border with the Republic of Ireland.
The A2 Buncrana Road is a key link in the North West of the city which serves as the main corridor from the city centre to significant industrial and residential areas as well as a link to County Donegal. The proposed road improvement scheme will assist the economic regeneration of the city and surroundings and will help facilitate future development.
The aims of the proposed scheme are to improve road safety, reduce traffic congestion and support the use of more sustainable transport modes.
The proposal includes an upgrade of the existing 4.1km single carriageway to dual carriageway standard with six major all-movement junctions at the following locations:
- Pennyburn Roundabout;
- Racecourse Road;
- Springtown Road;
- Branch Roundabout;
- Skeoge Roundabout; and
- Elagh Business Park.
This updated proposal includes the provision of a physical central median between Pennyburn Roundabout and Skeoge Roundabout thus preventing right turning movements into and out of intermediate junctions and accesses. Left-in left-out access is provided at the majority of the intermediate junctions and minor accesses with a diversion via the adjacent major all-movement junctions.
The rural section between Skeoge Roundabout and Elagh Business Park will also be upgraded to a 4 lane dual carriageway and have a central reserve installed to prevent right turning movements.
More details are included in the scheme documents and consultation materials from the Public Exhibition held on 8 May 2018 in Da Vinci’s Hotel, Culmore Road, Derry/Londonderry.
Public Information Event - 26 March 2019
The Department for Infrastructure is holding a public information event on Tuesday 26 March from 11.00 am to 9.00 pm in Da Vinci’s Hotel, Culmore Road, Derry/Londonderry and is inviting the public and interested bodies to drop in and view the latest proposals.
Further information is available at: Buncrana Road Press Release
2019 Public Information event - Scheme Documents
- A2 Buncrana Road, Londonderry - Virtual Public Exhibition
- A2 Buncrana Road, Londonderry - Consultation Material
- A2 Buncrana Road, Londonderry - Public Information Booklet
- A2 Buncrana Road, Londonderry - Public Questionnaire Survey
2018 Public Information event - Scheme documents
- A2 Buncrana Road, Londonderry - Virtual Public exhibition
- A2 Buncrana Road, Londonderry - Consultation Materials
- A2 Buncrana Road, Londonderry - Feedback Form
- A2 Buncrana Road, Londonderry - Scheme information
- A2 Buncrana Road, Londonderry - Scheme assessment report 1
- A2 Buncrana Road, Londonderry - Scheme assessment report 2
Updated March 2019