We recently met with DFI regarding their proposals to extend and upgrade the existing city bound hard shoulder bus lanes on the M1 and M2 motorway networks.
On the M1 motorway, an existing hard shoulder bus lane operated between Ballyskeagh Bridge and Junction 1 Broadway. DfI proposes to extend the hard shoulder bus lane south to the existing Sprucefield Park and Ride facility at Junction 8. This shall include the provision of Through Junction Running at Lisburn Motorway Service Area.
On the M2 motorway, DfI proposes to introduce further sections of hard shoulder bus lane between Junction 2 Greencastle and Junction 1B Duncrue Street. This shall include bus gate arrangements at Junction 1 Fortwilliam and Junction 1B Duncrue Street.
The works required shall include: site clearance; road restraint systems; drainage; pavement; traffic signs and road markings; traffic signals; PTZ CCTV cameras and variable message signs included associated motorway communication infrastructure and Utilities.