Interchange plans unveiled

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27th January 2015
Mandatory Credit - Picture: Michael Cooper

£125million Plans for new Interchange at York Street move forward as Kennedy launches consultation process 

Transport Minister Danny Kennedy (left) with Roy Spiers, Transport NI, Strategic Road Improvement Manager launching the Formal Consultation process for the new road interchange at York Street in Belfast. The project represents a potential investment in the range of £125million to £165million.  Picture: Michael Cooper Plans to solve the traffic congestion at the junction of the M2, M3 and Westlink in Belfast have been announced by Transport Minister Danny Kennedy.

The scheme, which is expected to cost between £125-165 million, would see the existing traffic lights at York Street replaced with new flyovers or underpasses giving motorists continuous links between three of the busiest roads in Northern Ireland. Work is expected to begin in 2018 on a three-year scheme which would be completed in 2021.

Kennedy made the announcement alongside Roy Spiers, Transport NI’s Strategic Road Improvement Manager (pictured), and responses can be made by 10 March to roads.sriteastern@drdni.gov.uk

“York Street interchange,” the Minister said, “is one of the main gateways to Belfast with over 100,000 vehicles passing through it on a daily basis. It is important that everyone affected by the proposals has input to the process.”

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