§ Mr. Kilfedder
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what proposals he has to speed up the dualling of the main Belfast—Dublin Euroroute from the MI motorway as far as the land frontier with the Republic of Ireland.
§ Mr. Needham
Approximately two thirds of the road between the M1 motorway and the border with the Republic of Ireland is already dual carriageway. It is planned to complete the dualling of the last remaining stretch of single carriageway between the M1 and Loughbrickland by May 1992. The Newry bypass, which is being constructed to single carriageway standard, should be completed by August 1994. The remaining stretches of single carriageway will be dualled as and where traffic flows warrant it.