The proposed scheme consists of the provision of 8km of new dual carriageway between Glarryford and the A44 Drones Road (the Ballycastle Fork). This section is currently a single 2-way carriageway which carries 18,000 vehicles per day. The improvement is predominately online with the section adjacent to the Frossess trees going marginally off line.
- provide 8km dual carriageway.
- under Construction
- £50m - £57m
- November 2006 - Community Information Day.
- October 2007 - Stage 1 Report published.
- 12 - 13 June 2007 - Stage 1 Public Exhibition held.
- July 2008 - Stage 2 Report Published (Preferred Route).
- March 2012 - Environmental statement , the Notice of Intention to Make a Direction Order (NIMDO) and the Notice of Intention to Make a Vesting Order (NIMVO) published.
- 27 - 28 March 2012 - Public exhibition of the draft orders and Environmental statement held at Tullyglass House Hotel, Ballymena.
- 5 November 2012 - Public Inquiry held at Tullyglass House Hotel, Ballymena.
- 21 October 2013 - NI Executive gave the go-ahead for the scheme to be progressed.
- December 2013 - Inspectors report and Departmental statement published.
- 27 January 2014 - Advanced works commenced, carried out by Patrick Bradley & Sons.
- October 2014 - Contract for the A26 Dualling project awarded to the consortium BAM/McCann.
- March 2015 - Construction commenced.
Construction works commenced in March 2015 and are expected to continue until Summer 2017. A 40mph speed limit is in currently in place throughout the length of the scheme.
- Glarryford to A44 Drones Road Junction - Stage 1 Report
- Glarryford to A44 Drones Road Junction - Stage 2 Report
- Glarryford to A44 Drones Road Junction - Stage 3 Report
- Glarryford to A44 Drones Road Junction - Statutory Orders
- Glarryford to A44 Drones Road Junction - Environmental statement
- Glarryford to A44 Drones Road Junction - Inspectors report and Departmental statement
Uncovering the history below the A26 Dual Carriageway - Drumadoon in the Early Medieval Period is now available as a book and poster.
Updated 4 February 2019