Mullinure Link Road, Armagh

 

Status
Construction scheme (current)
Contractor: Charles Brand Civil Engineering
Scheme
New single-carriageway link road to replace Mullinure Lane, with two new roundabouts.
Total Length
0.7 km / 0.4 miles
Dates

13 Nov 2018 - construction began

Aug 2019 - anticipated completion (as of Nov 2018)

Cost

£unknown (privately funded)

See Also

General area map - Google Maps
Planning application - Planning Service web site

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A major housing development in the Mullinure area of Armagh has been proposed for many years. However, work finally got underway on the first phase in November 2018. The initital work is the construction of a new 700 metre link road to connect the site of the new housing development to the A3 Portadown Road. The new road will replace Mullinure Lane which has some semi-rural properties on it but is not suitable for carrying large quantities of traffic. The road will join the A3 at a new 4-arm roundabout (at Drumadd Road) and will terminate at another new roundabout at the north end where the new road will rejoin the existing Mullinure Link. The route will be built to two-lane single-carriageway standard, ie one lane each way separated by a white line. The map below shows the route of the new link road:


Note that this scheme is NOT the same as either the Armagh North and West Link or the Armagh East Link, both of which are strategic schemes which were still proposals at the time of writing (Dec 2018).

With thanks to Johnny Knox for alerting me to this scheme.

Updates

27 Dec 2018: Earthworks on this scheme seem to have been underway by October 2018, with a press release indicating the commencement of work being published on 13 November 2018. Herron Contractors Ltd, who appear to be working on the road, posted some photos on Facebook in late October. With a nine month project duration the scheme should be completed by August 2019. Thanks to Johnny Knox for giving me a heads-up about this scheme.