The A26 is the main route from Belfast to the North Antrim Coast and is currently a busy standard single carriageway. The corridor is located between the two towns of Ballymoney and Ballymena and close to the towns of Clough, Cloughmills and Glarryford. The existing section of road comprises of 7.8km from the northern end of the existing dual carriageway at Glarryford to just north of the junction with the A44. The works are being carried out by FP McCann and BAM as a joint venture.
Announcing the contract award, Minister Kennedy highlighted the importance of the scheme: “This is a strategically important route which links Belfast to the north coast of Northern Ireland and its most popular tourist attractions. The existing road carries around 18,000 vehicles per day and with traffic levels continuing to grow, this very significant investment will help improve road safety, reduce congestion and improve journey times."
BAM McCann JV would like to take this opportunity to thank all road-users, residents and businesses for their on-going understanding, co-operation and patience while this road extension programme is underway.
Contract start date: September 2014
Contract completion date: Spring 2017
!! TRAFFIC LAYOUT CHANGE !
Please drive with extra care whilst you acquaint yourself with the new road layouts
Glarryford Junction will be open to the Springmount Road giving access to and from the A26 in a new junction layout on Wednesday 12th April 2017. Please drive with extra care whilst you acquaint yourself with the new junction layout.
When travelling Southbound on the A26 access to Drumadoon House, Logans Fashions and Killagan Road is via the Drumadoon Road.
When travelling Northbound on the A26 access to Logans Fashions, access to Drumadoon House, and access to Cloughmills is via Killagan Road.
Haul Route traffic lights are in use for heavy plant crossings throughout the scheme in off-peak times when required by the works in that area.
For up to date information in regards to traffic management in place in connection with these works please click on the link below;
To view the A26 Dualling Newsletter please clink on the link below;