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Trunk Roads (Designation of Routes) Order (Northern Ireland) 1998

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Statutory Rules of Northern Ireland

1998 No. 318


Trunk Roads (Designation of Routes) Order (Northern Ireland) 1998


10th September 1998

Coming into operation

23rd October 1998

WHEREAS the Department of the Environment considers it expedient for the purpose of extending, improving and reorganising the trunk system that the roads described in the Schedule should be designated trunk roads;

AND WHEREAS notice has been published and served in compliance with paragraphs 1 and 2 of Schedule 8 to the Roads (Northern Ireland) Order 1993(1);

AND WHEREAS no objection has been received;

NOW THEREFORE the Department, in exercise of the powers conferred on it by Article 14(1) of the Roads (Northern Ireland) Order 1993 and of every other power enabling it in that behalf, hereby orders and directs as follows:

Citation and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Trunk Roads (Designation of Routes) Order (Northern Ireland) 1998 and shall come into operation on 23rd October 1998.

Designation of routes

2.  The existing roads described in the Schedule shall become trunk roads.


3.  The Belfast — Ballygawley — Londonderry Trunk Road (Portadown — Birches) Order (Northern Ireland) 1968(2) and The Portadown — Birches Trunk Road (Market Street to Obins Street, Portadown) Order (Northern Ireland) 1972(3) are hereby revoked.

Sealed with the Official Seal of the Department of the Environment on


J. Carlisle

Assistant Secretary

10th September 1998.

SCHEDULERoads which become Trunk Roads by virtue of this Order

Name of Trunk RoadTrunk Road NumberExisting Classification NumberGeneral Description of Route




T11A20Belfast (West end of both Queen Elizabeth Bridge and Queen’s Bridge, Middlepath Street, (including Bridge End), Newtownards Road)—Dundonald (Kempstones Road)—Newtownards (Blair Mayne Road North, Church Street, Regent Street, Frances Street, Castle Place, Castle Street, Portaferry Road to Junction with A21 (New Road) and including Court Square, Court Street, Old Cross Street, High Street, Conway Square (south), Mill Street and Gibson’s Lane).
A21Newtownards (Junction with A20, New Road, George’s Street, Zion Place)—Conlig Bypass—Bangor (Junction with Bangor Ring Road (Newtownards Road roundabout)).




T12A22Belfast (Junction with A20 (Dundonald)) — Comber (Junction with A21 (Killinchy Road/Comber Bypass)).
A21Comber (Junction with A22, Killinchy Street, The Square, Bridge Street)— Newtownards (South Street, Conway Square).



T13A7Carryduff (Junction with A24 (Carryduff Roundabout))—Saintfield—Crossgar— Downpatrick (Junction with A25 (Belfast Road roundabout)).

Belfast Outer


T14A55Belfast (Junction with A2 (Tillysburn) Holywood Road, Parkway, Hawthornden Way, Knock Road, Upper Knockbreda Road, Belvoir Road, Milltown Road, Malone Road, Balmoral Avenue, Stockman’s Lane, Junction with M1 (Stockman’s Lane Roundabout)).





T15A2Warrenpoint, (Harbour access) — Newry (Kilmorey Street to Junction with A1 (William Street)).
A1Newry (Junction with A2 (Kilmorey Street) William Street, Abbey Way, Upper Water Street, Trevor Hill, Downshire Road, Belfast Road, Newry Bypass, Junction with A28 (Armagh Road)).
A28Newry (Junction with Newry Bypass)— Markethill (Bypass) — Armagh (Junction with A3 (Friary Road)).
A3Armagh (Junction with A28 (Friary Road), Barrack Street, The Mall West, Junction with A29 (College Street)).
A29Armagh (Junction with A3 (College Street), Lonsdale Road, Railway Street, Moy Road)— Dungannon, (Ranfurly Road, Northland Place, Northland Row, Circular Road, Carland Road) — Cookstown — Moneymore — Desertmartin —Maghera — Garvagh — Coleraine (Junction with A37).

Craigavon —


T16A27Craigavon (Junction with A3 (Northway/Armagh Road roundabout), Armagh Road, Mahon Road) — Tandragee — Newry (Junction with A1 (Newry Bypass)).

Castledawson —


T17A6Castledawson (Killyneese roundabout) — Maghera (Bypass) — Dungiven — Londonderry (Glendermott Road, Junction with A2 (Limavady Road)).

Cloughmills —


T18A44Cloughmills (Junction with A26, (Frosses Road)) — Armoy — Ballycastle (Coleraine Road, Castle Street to The Diamond (Junction with A2)).

Ballymena —


T19A36Ballymena (Junction with M2 (Larne Road roundabout), Moorfields, Shane’s Hill) — Kilwaughter (Junction with A8).

Killead —

Templepatrick —


A57Killead (Junction with A26 (Killead roundabout)) — Templepatrick (Junction with A6 (Kilmakee roundabout)).
A6Templepatrick (Junction with A57 (Kilmakee roundabout), Junction with A57 (Paradise Walk roundabout)).
A57Templepatrick (Junction with A6 (Paradise Walk roundabout)) — Ballyclare Bypass — Ballynure (Junction with A8).



T21M5Belfast (Junction with M2/A2 (Greencastle Junction), Junction with A2 (Rushpark roundabout)).
A2Junction with M5 (Rushpark roundabout) — Carrickfergus (Albert Road roundabout).


T22A514Londonderry (Junction with A6 (Altnagelvin roundabout), Crescent Link, Junction with A2 (Caw roundabout)).
A515Londonderry (Junction with A2 (Caw roundabout), Madam’s Bank Road, Junction with A2 (Culmore roundabout)).



T23A46Enniskillen (Junction with A4 (West Bridge), The Brook, Willoughby Place, Derrygonnelly Road, Lough Shore Road) — Belleek land frontier with Republic of Ireland.

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order.)

This Order provides that existing roads specified in the Schedule shall become trunk roads from 23rd October 1998.

The Order also revokes the Belfast — Ballygawley — Londonderry Trunk Road (Portadown — Birches) Order (Northern Ireland) 1968 and the Portadown — Birches Trunk Road (Market Street to Obins Street, Portadown) Order (Northern Ireland) 1972 as these roads are no longer to be part of the trunk road system.


S.I. 1993/3160 (N.I. 15); see Article 2(2) for the definition of “the Department”

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