A1 Junctions Phase 2 Road Improvement Scheme - Consultation

Consultation opened on 25 March 2019. Closing date 28 June 2019.

Summary

A1 Junctions Phase 2 Road Improvement Scheme

Documents

Consultation description

All draft Orders and the EIAR report can be accessed by clicking the following link: A1 Junctions Phase 2 - Draft Statutory Orders and EIAR

Environmental Impact Assessment: Notice of Publication

The Department for Infrastructure hereby gives notice in accordance with Article 67A(3) and (9) of the 1993 Order that it has prepared an Environmental Impact Assessment Report on the effects of the proposed construction of the A1 Junctions Phase 2 Road Improvement Scheme.

The general effect of the project will be the construction of improvement works along 25.2 kilometres of the A1 dual carriageway between the Hillsborough Roundabout and Loughbrickland, which forms part of the Trunk Road T4 (A1).

The aim of the project is to improve conditions for road users by improving safety and improving the reliability of journey times for vehicular travellers.

In addition to earthworks and drainage, landscaping will be carried out to improve the appearance of the road and lessen the visual impact of the proposed project.

Trunk Road Order

The Trunk Road T4 (Loughbrickland to Hillsborough) Order (Northern Ireland) 2019

The Department for Infrastructure hereby gives notice in accordance with the provisions of Schedule 8 to the Roads (Northern Ireland) Order 1993 that it proposes to make an Order under Articles 14(1) and 68(1), (3) and (5) of that Order.

The proposed Order will provide that 10353 metres of new road described in Part I of the Schedule, shall become trunk road and be part of the Belfast- Newry-Land Frontier T4.

The Order also provides for the stopping-up of certain junctions, the stopping-up of certain roads to road traffic and the stopping-up of certain roads to motor vehicles as set out in parts II to IV of the schedule and to the abandonment of roads as per part V of the Schedule.

Stopping-Up Order

The Private Accesses on the Trunk Road T4 (the A1 Junctions Phase 2 - Loughbrickland to Hillsborough) (Stopping-Up) Order (Northern Ireland) 2019

The Department for Infrastructure (DfI) gives notice of its intention to make an Order under Article 69 of the Roads (Northern Ireland) Order 1993 (“the 1993 Order”) the effect of which would be to stop-up to road traffic the following private accesses for which alternative access will be provided:-

  • A1 Banbridge Road, Balleny, Dromore – access to agricultural lands on west side, 267 metres south of its existing junction with Mackey’s Lane; access to agricultural lands on west side, 200 metres south of its existing junction with Mackey’s Lane; access to agricultural lands on west side, 110 metres south of its existing junction with Mackey’s Lane; 2 accesses to No. 151 Banbridge Road;
  • A1 Dromore Road, Tullyhinan, Banbridge – access to No. 109 Dromore Road; access to No. 117 Dromore Road; access to commercial lands, No. 117a Dromore Road; access to No. 135 Dromore Road;
  • A1 Dromore Road, Tullyrain, Banbridge  – access to agricultural lands on north side, 141 metres west of its existing junction with Waringsford Road; access to commercial lands, No. 122 Dromore Road; private access, Spratt’s Turn on north side, 102 metres west of its existing junction with Waringsford Road;
  • A1 Halfway Road, Drumneth, Banbridge – access to agricultural lands on south-east side, 516 metres south-west of its existing junction with Drumneath Road; access to No. 198 Halfway Road;
  • A1 Halfway Road, Lisnaward, Banbridge – access to No. 131 Halfway Road; access to agricultural lands on south-east side, 197 metres south-west of its existing junction with Gowdystown Road; access to No. 168 Halfway Road;
  • A1 Hillsborough Road, Ballymacormick, Dromore – access to agricultural lands on east side, 209 metres south-west of its existing junction with Grove Road; access to commercial lands, No. 123 Hillsborough Road;
  • A1 Hillsborough Road, Backnamullagh, Dromore – access to No. 124 Hillsborough Road); access to Nos. 132 and 134 Hillsborough Road; access to No. 133 Hillsborough Road; access to No. 138 Hillsborough Road; access to No. 150 Hillsborough Road; access to Nos. 152 and 154 Hillsborough Road;
  • A1 Hillsborough Road, Listullycurran, Dromore – access to No. 157 Hillsborough Road);
  • A1 Newry Road, Drumnahare, Loughbrickland – access to agricultural lands on west side, 58 metres north of its existing junction with the Weighbridge connecting Banbridge Road and the A1 Newry Road;
  • Connellystown Road, Ballynaris, Dromore – access to agricultural lands on north side, 25 metres north of its existing junction with the A1 Dromore By-pass;
  • Dromara Road, Ballykeel Artifinny, Hillsborough – access to agricultural lands on south side, 34 metres west of its existing junction with Dromore Road;
  • Glen Road, Ballykeel Artifinny, Hillsborough – access to agricultural lands on north side, 22 metres north-west of its existing junction with the A1 Hillsborough Road;
  • Gowdystown Road, Lisnaward, Banbridge – access to No. 131 Halfway Road;
  • Gowdystown Road, Balleny, Banbridge – access to No. 13 Gowdystown Road;
  • Grove Road, Ballymacormick, Dromore – access to agricultural lands on south side, 26 metres south-east of its existing junction with the A1 Hillsborough Road;
  • Halfway Road, Drumneth, Banbridge – access to agricultural lands on south side, 32 metres south-west of its existing junction with Skeltons Road;
  • Listullycurran Road, Listullycurran, Dromore – access to No. 6 Listullycurran Road; and
  • Quarry Road, Tullyrain, Banbridge – access to commercial lands, No. 122 Dromore Road.

and the following private accesses for which no alternative access will be provided:-

  • A1 Banbridge Road, Balleny, Dromore – access to agricultural lands on west side, 195 metres north of its existing junction with Mackey’s Lane;
  • A1 Dromore Road, Tullyhinan, Banbridge – access to agricultural lands on north-west side, 194 metres north-east of its existing junction with Waringsford Road;
  • A1 Halfway Road, Drumneth, Banbridge – access to agricultural lands on north-west side, 101 metres south-west of its existing junction with Halfway Road; and
  • Banbridge Road, Drumnahare, Loughbrickland – access to agricultural lands on north side, 13 metres east of its existing junction with the A1 Newry Road.

Articles 19 and 69(7) of the 1993 Order provide that where access to any land has been stopped-up in pursuance of an order made under Article 69 and any person has suffered damage in consequence thereof by the depreciation of any estate in the land to which he is entitled or by being distributed in his enjoyment of the land, he shall be entitled to recover from the Department compensation in respect of that damage.

Notice of Intention to make a Vesting Order

The Department for Infrastructure proposes to make an order vesting certain lands in the townlands of Backnamullagh, Balleny, Ballydown, Ballykeel Artifinny, Ballymacormick, Ballymaganlis, Ballymoney, Ballynaris, Ballyvally, Coolnacran, Culcavy, Drumatihugh (Hillsborough), Drumnahare, Drumneth, Edenordinary, Hillsborough, Lisnaward, Listullycurran, Magherabeg, Quilly, Tullyear, Tullyhinan and Tullyrain, County Down in the Department under the Local Government Act (Northern Ireland) 1972 and The Roads (Northern Ireland) Order 1993.

The Department proposes to acquire the lands for the construction of improvement works along 25.2 kilometres of A1 dual carriageway between Hillsborough Roundabout and Loughbrickland, which forms part of the Trunk Road T4 (A1).

Inspecting the proposals

The documents and maps may be inspected, free of charge, at all reasonable hours during the period from 25 March 2019 to 28 June 2019 at the Department’s Roads offices as follows:

Southern Division
Marlborough House
Central Way
Craigavon
BT64 1AD
DfI Headquarters
Room 201
Clarence Court
10-18 Adelaide Street
Belfast
BT2 8GB
DfI Roads Lisburn Section Office
40a Benson Street
Lisburn
BT28 2BS
DfI Roads Carn Section Office
Carn Industrial Estate
Charlestown New Road
Portadown
Craigavon
BT63 5WN
The offices of Armagh Banbridge and Craigavon District Council
Civic Building
Downshire Road
Banbridge
BT32 3JY
The offices of Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council
Civic Headquarters
Lagan Valley Island
Lisburn
BT27 4RL

or viewed online at A1 Junctions Phase 2 - overview

Making an objection

Any person who wishes to express an opinion on the Environmental Impact Assessment or to object to the making of The Trunk Road T4  (Loughbrickland to Hillsborough) Order (Northern Ireland) 2019, The Private Accesses on the Trunk Road T4 (A1 Junctions Phase 2) (Stopping-Up) Order (Northern Ireland) 2019 or the proposed Vesting Order must write to the Divisional Roads Manager at the address below or email dfiroads.southern@infrastructure-ni.gov.uk before 28 June 2019, giving their reasons. The Department will take into consideration any representations made before deciding whether or not to proceed with the project with or without modifications.

Divisional Roads Manager
DfI Roads
Southern Division
Marlborough House
Central Way
Craigavon
BT64 1AD

Information you provide in your response, including personal information, could be published or disclosed under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (FOIA) or the Environmental Information Regulations 2004 (EIR).

For information regarding the Departmental Privacy Notice following the introduction of GDPR please go to the following link DfI Privacy or phone the Data Protection Office on 028 9054 0540.

For further details on confidentiality, the FOIA and the EIR please refer to https://www.ico.org.uk.

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