Need for scheme
The A32 between Omagh and Enniskillen is classified as a Trunk Road within the Regional Strategic Transport Network. Improvements to the route are now included within the Investment Delivery Plan (IDP) for Roads (2008).
On the existing route, overtaking opportunities are limited and as a result, journey times tend to be unpredictable. The construction of a new hospital in Enniskillen will include an Accident & Emergency service to the Omagh area and traffic volumes along the route are expected to increase.
The proposed scheme
The proposed scheme that DfI Roads have developed is part of a strategy for improving the A32 route between Omagh and Enniskillen. The strategy proposes a programme of both ‘on-line’ and ‘off-line’ improvement schemes to modern single carriageway standards with improved overtaking opportunities.
The programme includes the delivery, in the short to medium term, of a number of schemes at the following locations:
- Esker Bog
- New Park
The A32 Shan
This 1.1km on-line improvement scheme located south of Dromore was completed in April 2012 at an overall project cost of £1.8m.
The proposed scheme at Cornamuck, located between Dromore and Irvinestown, is approximately 1.5km in length and comprises widening of existing road, a new section of offline road and associated junction improvements with an estimated cost of £6-7m. The Environmental Statement, Notice of Intention to Make a Direction Order and Vesting Order were published during August 2015.
Regional Development Minister Michelle McIlveen announced her decision to publish the formal Notice of Intention to Proceed and the making of the Direction Order on the 1 March 2016. the making of the Vesting Order was subsequently made on 27 january 2017.
The Department is currently preparing the contract documents for the forthcoming procurement process which will commence when funding for the works becomes available.
DfI Roads Western Division has commissioned the Department's Design and Consultancy Services with its partner Amey, to undertake a combined Stage 1 and 2 scheme assessment report in relation to proposals to improve the existing A32 Mossfield Road, located between Irvinestown and Enniskillen, County Fermanagh. The study area being considered in this assessment is known as Kilgortnaleague, is located approximately 8.5km north of Enniskillen town centre and is composed of approximately 2km of existing carriageway.
New Park, Esker Bog and Sidare
Progressing of these schemes remains dependent upon funding.
- A32 Shannaragh - stage 1 scheme assessment report
- A32 Shannaragh - stage 2 scheme assessment report
- A32 Shannaragh - stage 3 scheme assessment report
- A32 Cornamuck - stage 1 scheme assessment report
- A32 Cornamuck - stage 2 scheme assessment report
- A32 Cornamuck - Notice of Intention to Proceed
- The Trunk Road T10 (Cornamuck Realignment) Order (Northern Ireland) 2016 No. 103
- A32 Cornamuck - Notice of Making of Vesting Order
Updated 7 December 2017