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Project Summary


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



A44 Drones Road is currently closed at the junction with the A26 , with the junction re-opening on Monday 31st October. Diversion routes are in place.

At the Lisnasoo Junction a new road layout was put in place on Friday 22nd July. Please drive with extra care whilst you acquaint yourself with the new layout. Speed monitoring will in place. Night Closure. 

Lisnasoo Road is closed to access to or from the A26 until the 24th December 2016. Diversion routes are in place. 

From Ballylig up to Drones Road Junction a new road layout was put in place on Friday 22nd July. Please drive with extra care whilst you acquaint yourself with the new layout. Speed monitoring will in place.


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;