Pond Park Road realignment, Lisburn
(North Lisburn Feeder Road completion)

 

Status
Construction scheme (proposed)
Scheme
New single-carriageway link road to connect the extension of Prince William Road, Lisburn directly to Pond Park Road, Lisburn.
Total Length
0.4 km / 0.3 miles
Dates

Included in the Lisburn Area Plan 2001 - adopted during the 1990s

North Lisburn Feeder Road completed - March 2006
Included in the Belfast Metropolitan Area Plan 2015 (proposal LC 17/03)

Cost

unknown - funded by private developers

See Also

General area map - Google Maps

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The North Lisburn Feeder Road was completed in March 2006, providing a high-quality single-carriageway link road round the north of the city from the A512 Dunmurry Bypass in the east to the A519 Prince William Road, which forms part of a western bypass of Lisburn. This completed a "West and North" distributor road round the city. At the western end the road crossed over the existing Pond Park Road which was cut in two, while Prince William Road was extended slightly to meet it at a new roundabout. The plan has alwats been to extend Prince William Road northwards to meet Pond Park Road but from 2006 onwards this road was ony partly built, requiring all Pond Park Road traffic to awkwardly cut down Lady Wallace Avenue for the past decade. The situation before and after the construction of the Feeder Road is shown in the map below. The third panel shows the length of unbuilt road (in blue) that would be required to complete the job. This length of road could justifiably be described as the final phase of the North Lisburn Feeder Road.

The photograph below was taken at point X in 2006, just after the road was completed. The second image was taken from Google Streetview and shows roughly the same view in 2012, showing that a lot of development has since happened.


View north from the junction with Lady Wallace Avenue (off frame to right), 22 July 2006. Point X on map above. [Wesley Johnston]

Google StreetView looking north from the junction with Lady Wallace Avenue (off frame to right), in 2012. Point X on map above.

The reason for the delay in completion of the road link is that the road is privately funded to support the adjacent housing developments, and until now the extension was not required. However in 2017 a planning application was submitted to build the extension and is shown below:



The plan is to extend the road north to meet Pond Park Road at a point between the Beanstown Road and Oldpark Road junctions. The north end of the bypassed section of Pond Park Road will be stopped up (as it already is at its south end). This will require the demolition of a derelict property at the corner of Beanstown Road.

Updates

22 Jul 2017: With thanks to @darrenni on Twitter for alerting me to the planning application that has gone in to complete the road link. Since it's in the Belfast Metropolitan Area Plan it is highly likely to get permission, so I would hope it will be constructed within the next couple of years.