A8 Belfast to Larne Dualling - Stage 2 scheme assessment report

Date published: 01 August 2009

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 2 ‘preferred route’ assessment involved a more detailed assessment including surveys to identify the key effects and factors to be taken into account when selecting and comparing the two corridor options.  This resulted in the selection of a 'preferred route' within corridor option 1 progressing to Stage 3 as the ‘preferred route’.   

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