To replace the final single carriageway section of the A1 Belfast to Dublin Key Strategic Route with a high standard dual carriageway.
The scheme includes the construction of a number of substantial structures, the most significant of which are the bridge carrying the new dual carriageway over the Newry River, Newry Canal and A27 Tandragee Road, north of Newry and the bridge carrying the new dual carriageway over the Bessbrook River, the route of the former Bessbrook tram-way and Craigmore Road on the north-western outskirts of Newry. There will be 5 junction on this stretch of dual carriageway.
This junction, towards the northern end of the scheme, includes a few flyover and will provide access between the new dual carriageway and Newry City Centre and beyond, including the port of Warrenpoint.
Located where the new dual carriageway crosses the A28 Armagh Road, a Trunk Road, and this junction includes a new underpass and a link to the nearby A27 Tandragee Road, which is also a Trunk Road. In addition to providing access between the new dual carriageway and these 2 Trunk Roads, this junction also provides access to Newry City Centre and the nearby Carnbane Industrial Estate.
A flyover type junction will be provided where the new dual carriageway passes over the busy A25 Camlough Road, providing access to Newry City Centre and the nearby Daisy Hill Hospital.
Chancellors Road Junction:
This junction includes a new underpass and provides access between the new dual carriageway and the local roads in this area; including Chancellors Road, Altnaveigh Road and Bernish Road, and the nearby Bernish view point.
Located near the southern end of the scheme, this junction includes a flyover which will carry the main road over an enlarged roundabout and will provide access between the new dual carriageway and Newry City Centre, the port of Warrenpoint, and the B113 Forkhill Road.