AQW 42616/11-15

Mr Alex Easton
Democratic Unionist Party
North Down

Tabled Date: 20/02/2015
Answered On Date: 04/03/2015
Priority Written: No

To ask the Minister for Regional Development what major new road projects are planned for the 2015/16 period.

I would advise the Member that the contract for the construction of the A26 Dualling scheme, awarded to the BAM/McCann Joint Venture (JV), had a formal contract start date of 19 January 2015. Site set-up and mobilisation commenced in February and the main works are due to start in April 2015.
The contract for the A31 Magherafelt Bypass was awarded to the BAM/McCann JV on 18 February 2014. Construction is expected to commence in March 2015.
Work is also well advanced to appoint a contractor in 2015 to develop the design of the A6 Randalstown to Castledawson scheme, thereby allowing construction to commence at relatively short notice when funding becomes available in the future.
In addition, the A8 Belfast to Larne Dualling scheme is at an advanced stage and due to open to traffic by the end of May 2015 and the A2 Shore Road, Greenisland scheme is on programme for completion in late summer 2015.