The existing single carriageway Moneynick Road would be retained to provide local access to Moneynick and the surrounding area.
A new compact grade-separated junction at the end of the M22 Motorway would connect to the Moneynick Road at Randalstown, facilitating local access east to Randalstown and west towards Toome.
Scheme Assessment Reports
DfI Roads has carried out a comprehensive appraisal of the scheme. Three reports have been prepared. The level of detail and coverage of the report is appropriate to the type of decision that can reasonably be taken at each stage.
- A6 Randalstown to Toome - stage 1 scheme assessment report
- A6 Randalstown to Toome - stage 2 scheme assessment report
- A6 Randalstown to Toome - stage 3 scheme assessment report
An environmental statement is a detailed report on the findings of an Environmental Impact Assessment carried out on the proposed scheme. In particular it describes and assesses and gives weight to the predicted environmental effects (adverse and beneficial) the scheme would have and details the measures proposed to reduce or eliminate those effects.
Before construction of a stategic road improvement scheme can proceed, DfI Roads must make a number of statutory orders and seek approval of an Environmental Impact Assessment.
Publication of draft Statutory Orders
DfI Roads published draft Statutory Orders (Trunk Road Order and Vesting Order) and environmental statement for the proposed scheme on Wednesday 12 March 2007.
Given the nature of the proposals and the likelihood that a number of the objections to the draft orders and environmental statement could not be resolved, the then Minister for Regional Development approved the holding of a Public inquiry to give objectors, supporters, Roads Service (now DfI Roads) and others a fair opportunity to be heard and to question the case for and against the dual carriageway proposal.
Inspector's report, Departmental statement and confirmed Orders
After considering the Inspector’s report, the Department published its Statement on the Inspector’s Report.
- A6 Randalstown to Toome - Inspector's report
- A6 Randalstown to Toome - Departmental statement
- A6 Randalstown to Toome - confirmed Orders
- A6 Randalstown to Toome - Departmental statement March 2011
- A6 Randalstown to Toome dualling scheme - Vesting Order
DfI Roads recognises the importance of community information events in the development of major road schemes and holds exhibitions at key stages to inform and to facilitate community involvement in its decision making process.
Contains photographs of the existing and proposed road.
- A6 Randalstown to Toome - Photogallery of existing road
- A6 Randalstown to Toome - Photogallery of proposed road
The A6 Randalstown to Toome Dualling is being taken forward as part of the A6 Randalstown to Castledawson Dualling contract.
The A6 Randalstown to Toome Dualling opened to traffic on 4 August 2019. Notices regarding The Noise Insulation Regulations (Northern Ireland) 1995 and Land Acquisition And Compensation (Northern Ireland) Order 1973 Part II claims can be found at: