A6 Toome to Castledawson Dualling

Interim Client and Design Award

Project Team

Client: DRD Road Service
Designer: URS

Project summary

The scheme is a dual carriageway with no private accesses, no central reserve crossovers and with the minimum of junctions. This standard of dual carriageway has considerable safety benefits for the road user. The scheme leads traffic onto a 6.7 km long dual carriageway, constructed between Toome and Castledawson. The existing single carriageway Hillhead Road between The Creagh and the western end of the Castledawson Bypass provides local access to The Creagh and the surrounding area. The scheme will:

• Deviate from the Toome Bypass, approximately 500 metres west of The Creagh Roundabout;
• Continue offline, to the north of Aughrim Hill;
• Rejoin the Castledawson Bypass at Brough Road;
• Continue as online dualling (a new carriageway built alongside and to the south of the existing Castledawson Bypass) to the Castledawson Roundabout.