The Roads (Speed Limit) (No. 2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2020

Consultation opened on 08 July 2020. Closing date 31 July 2020.


The Department for Infrastructure (DfI) proposes to make an Order entitled The Roads (Speed Limit) (No. 2) Order (Northern Ireland) 2020.


Consultation description

The Order will–

  • apply a 40 miles per hour speed limit to a length of:
    • Ballee Road East, Ballymena;
    • Upper Malone Road, Belfast;
    • Moor Road and Dernagh Roundabout, Clonoe, Coalisland;
    • Tobermore Road, Draperstown;
    • Blaris Road, Lisburn;
    • Pound Road, Magherafelt;
    • Donaghadee Road, Newtownards; and
    • Retreat Avenue, Omagh.
  • de-restrict a length of Blaris Road, Lisburn so that the national speed limit applies;
  • revoke an existing speed limit on a length of Maydown Road, Londonderry as the length of road no longer exists following a change in the road layout; and
  • revoke a number of speed limits so that a 30 miles per hour speed limit (restricted by street lighting) will apply to lengths of Novally Road, Ballycastle and Moor Road, Clonoe, Coalisland.

Inspecting the proposals

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 the addresses below:

Traffic Management
DfI Roads Northern Division
County Hall
Galgorm Road
BT42 1QG
Network Development
DfI Roads Southern Division
Rathkeltair House
Market Street
BT30 6AJ
Network Traffic, Street Lighting and Transportation
DfI Roads Eastern Division
Annexe 7
Castle Buildings
Stormont Estate
Upper Newtownards Road
Network Development
DfI Roads Western Division
County Hall
Drumragh Avenue
BT79 7AF

During the current Covid-19 emergency 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 (Mon to Fri 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.) - for Coalisland, Draperstown, Londonderry, Magherafelt and Omagh phone 028 82 245085. For all other appointments phone 0300 200 7899.

Making an objection

Any person may object or make other representations before 31 July 2020, specifying the grounds on which they are made by writing or emailing the Department at the addresses above.

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