§ Mr. Kilfedder
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what consideration is being given to the construction of lengths of dual carriageway or climbing lanes on arterial routes and roads to ports supporting heavy lorry traffic; and when essential schemes already commenced in stages will be completed.
§ Mr. Needham
The roads system in Northern Ireland is constantly under review and capital improvements are dictated by capacity demand. Each proposed scheme is subjected to a strict cost-benefit analysis which determines its priority within the roads capital works programme. Arterial routes and roads to ports are fully catered for within that programme.
Essential schemes already commenced in stages are planned for completion as follows:
- Omagh through pass—1994
- Enniskillen stages 1, 2 and 3—1990
- Newry bypass—1994
- A/26 Antrim-Ballymena stage II late 1993