East Down Project

A7 Gas 13

Breaking new ground en route to East Down...

Updated 7th November 2018

We are currently extending the natural gas pipeline within County Down. For further information on the extension programme, you can download the information booklet here: Gas to East Down Project 

This page provides real-time updates on current works and information on road closures and diversions.


  • Castlewellan Road – Construction is scheduled to commence from Burrendale Hotel to Hunters Walk on Monday 1st October 2018 for an estimated seven weeks, depending on ground conditions.
  • Dundrum Road (A2) – Construction is scheduled to commence following the completion of works on Castlewellan Road for an estimated seven weeks.

Newcastle Construction Map


  • Market Street
  • John's Street
  • Mary Street


  • Saul Street
  • Malone Heights

A single lane closure is in operation on Pound Lane from 12th November.

A road closure is in operation on Stream Street from 19th November for approximately three weeks. A diversion is in operation. Junction lghts will be replaced with temporary traffic lights for the duration of the works programme.

Stream Street Diversion


  • Hillsborough Road
  • Jubilee Road
  • Maypole Hill
  • Maypole Park
  • Fortfield
  •  Beech Grove


  • Drumaness Road
  • Harmony Park
  • Old Park Road
  • Sycamore Court

*Please note, these are estimated timescales and may be affected by changing conditions. Please check this page for continued updates to works information*

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