November 2017

A5ASTA Master Plan

In response to the publishing of Draft Orders in February 2016, representations were made to the Department for Infrastructure indicating that opportunities for the implementation of active and sustainable transport initiatives on and in the vicinity of the existing A5 had not been fully explored.  Consequently the Department committed to the development of a strategic Masterplan that would seek to identify these opportunities between New Buildings and Aughnacloy.


The Masterplan for Active and Sustainable Transport Assessment – New Buildings to Aughnacloy, considers potential opportunities that could be introduced following construction of the A5WTC dual carriageway in its entirety and the associated reduction in traffic flows from the existing road network, as well as the identification of possible opportunities following completion of the respective construction phases.


It should be noted that the opportunities identified in the strategic Masterplan will not be delivered as part of the A5WTC project but as separate packages of works.  Implementation of these opportunities is also dependent upon the budget available to implementation bodies once the A5WTC is complete. 


Any identified opportunities in the Masterplan, if progressed as discrete improvements, will be subject to a full design and consultation process in due course.