Department for Infrastructure
How the public road network is managed, maintained and developed, as well as delivery of wider transport projects… more
Belfast on the Move and the Department's transport plans for Northern Ireland.… more
Roads policies and legislation including the process and licencing requirements for road openings carried out by utility companies… more
The Department's role in bus, rail and ferry travel including relevant legislation and our supported travel programmes… more
Sustainable transport policies, primarily focused on cycling and walking in Northern Ireland.… more
Inland Waterways, the Lagan Towpath and the Department's work with, the cross-border body, Waterways Ireland.… more
Procurement activities, ranging from supplies and services, and small-scale works to major road maintenance and high value capital construction projects.… more
Promoting and improving road safety via education, licensing and regulation of transportation.… more
Policy in relation to the water and sewerage industry and for discharging the Department’s statutory and other duties… more
Statistics and research that inform decision making within the Department’s areas of responsibility.… more
The Department's role in the regeneration of the Crumlin Road Gaol in Belfast and the St Lucia site in Omagh.… more
Living With Water, a new holistic and integrated approach to the provision of drainage and wastewater infrastructure.… more
The Department’s role in the NI planning system including relevant legislation, regional policies and strategies and supporting practical guidance.… more
Reducing the risk to life and damage to property from flooding from rivers and the sea, undertaking watercourse and coastal flood management in a sustainable manner.… more
Management and structure
The Department operates under the direction and control of the Minister for Infrastructure. Civil Servants are accountable to the Minister and the Minister is accountable to the Assembly ... more
10-18 Adelaide Street
Telephone: 028 9054 0540 (Text relay prefix 18001)
If you need to raise an operational issue about a road or a street (for example an issue with a streetlight, pothole or roadworks) the quickest and easiest way to do this is by registering the issue using our online portal. Once you register your issue you will be able to track the progress.
There is presently no public access to our Roads or Rivers offices; please contact our Roads and Rivers teams by telephone, mail or email.
In the event of an emergency outside office hours please contact the relevant DfI Roads Division.
You can contact any specific member of senior staff in the Department through the main Departmental e-mail address by naming the officer you want your correspondence forwarded to.
Section 8 of The Functioning of Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act NI 2021 places certain duties upon Ministers, special advisers and officials within departments in relation to recording lobbying (as defined by the Act). Contacting the Minister directly (either verbally or through written correspondence to a non-Departmental email or social media account) may result in a record of the contact being included within the Infrastructure Minister’s lobbying register.