A8 Belfast to Larne Dualling - Stage 3 scheme assessment report

Date published: 01 May 2011

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 3 assessment was untertaken that involved further design development of the 'preferred route'. This stage of assessment required preparation of an Environmental statement, production of a draft Direction Order and draft Vesting Order (Statutory Procedures).

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