A8 Belfast to Larne Dualling - Stage 1 scheme assessment report

Date published: 07 November 2008

To consider all available options a scheme assessment was carried out.  This is a three stage procedure, which compares various options based on the government’s five key transport objectives of environment, safety, economy, integration and accessibility.  


This begins with an examination of broadly defined routes, progressing through the selection of a ‘preferred route’ to detailed environmental assessment and design.

A Stage 1 ‘preliminary options’ assessment of eight viable corridors was carried out.  This resulted in two corridors (namely Corridor 1 and Corridor 2) being taken forward to Stage 2.

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