November 2017

Notice of Making the Direction Order

The Direction Order (DO) is a legal process required to modify or create a length of “Trunk Road”. It includes the provisions for any of the consequent stopping up of other roads affected by the construction of the new road. The DO is also progressed in 2 stages:

  • The first stage is the publication of the Notice of Intention to Make a Direction Order (NIMDO) referred to as a draft DO. Subject to all representations being considered and, if necessary, the holding of a Public Inquiry, the Department confirms the DO.
  • This leads to the second stage - the Notice of Making of Direction Order (NMDO). The DO becomes operative on Friday 5th January 2018.

On Tuesday 28th November 2017 DfI Roads published the Notice of Making of Direction Order (formally titled The Trunk Road T3 (Western Transport Corridor) Order (Northern Ireland) 2017).

This order is available to view and download below.

Note:  This Direction Order is for Phases 1A,1B and 2 of the scheme between Newbuildings and Ballygawley.   Phase 3 of the scheme (Ballygawley to the border south of Aughnacloy) has not been included in the current Direction Order process. This phase remains on hold pending clarification from the Irish Government on its proposals for the adjoining N2.