The Roads (Speed Limit) 2021 - Draft Order

Consultation opened on 14 April 2021. Closing date 06 May 2021.


The Department for Infrastructure (DfI) proposes to make an Order entitled The Roads (Speed Limit) Order (Northern Ireland) 2021.


Consultation description

The Order will–

  • apply a 40 miles per hour speed limit on lengths of Belfast Road, Antrim; Ardboe Road, Killycanavan Road and Kilmascally Road, Ardboe: Moyola Road, Castledawson; Mill Hill and Station Road, Castlewellan; Ballynoe Road, Erenagh Road and Grangecam Road, Ballynoe, Downpatrick; Drumrane Road, Burnfoot, Dungiven; Clarehill Road, Moira; Hydepark Road and Upper Hightown Road, Newtownabbey and Crossgar Road, Saintfield.
  • apply a 50 miles per hour speed limit on lengths of McKinstry Road, Derriaghy; Creighton Road, Dunmurry; Browns Bay Road, Knowehead Road, Low Road, Millbay Road and Timothy Brae, Islandmagee.
  • de-restrict a length of Drumrane Road, Burnfoot, Dungiven so that the national speed limit applies;
  • revoke a speed limit so that a 30 miles per hour speed limit (restricted by street lighting) will apply to Stewartstown Road, Dunmurry and to lengths of Belfast Road and Birch Hill Road, Antrim; Moyola Road, Castledawson; Mill Hill and Station Road, Castlewellan; McKinstry Road, Derriaghy; Creighton Road, Dunmurry; Crossgar Road, Saintfield and Moneynick Road, Toome.

Vehicles are excepted from the restrictions in certain circumstances.

Inspecting the proposal

Full details are contained in the draft Order which, together with maps showing the roads involved, may be inspected free of charge during office hours within the period below at-

During the current Covid-19 restrictions, access to these buildings is limited and inspection of the draft Order is by appointment only which can be arranged either by e-mail using the relevant office e-mail address above or by telephone during office hours (Monday to Friday 9.00 am to 5.00 pm) on 0300 200 7899.

Making an objection

Any person may object or make other representations, specifying the grounds on which they are made, by writing or emailing the Department at the DfI Roads addresses above within the period stated.

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