ASH undertook a landscape and visual impact assessment for three proposed improvements to the A1 road between Belfast and Dublin
ASH was commissioned by DRD Roads Service as project landscape architects to provide landscape advice and assessment to proposed improvements to a 7km section of the A1 Belfast to Dublin Road and two grade separated junctions on the A1.
Route options appraisal
Landscape and visual impact assessment
Monitoring of landscape works
Landscape design and implementation, Rathfriland Rd. Junction, Banbridge
What we did
ASH prepared an initial corridor study followed by an environmental impact assessment (EIA) for the three schemes.
Within the EIA, ASH covered;
- Landscape character
- Visual impacts
- Landscape mitigation proposals
An Environmental Statement was published for the A1 road widening in 2000 and an Environmental Statement for the two grade separated junctions was published in 2001.
ASH prepared exhibition material, brochures and carried out public consultation meetings for the three schemes.
A public local inquiry took place for the A1 road widening in October 2001 and for the junction improvements in October 2002.
ASH was retained by the Roads Service to develop detailed scheme proposals and contract drawings for the Rathfriland Road Junction at Banbridge and to supervise the implementation of the scheme. The planting was very successful and having matured, now serves to integrate the junction into the neighbouring rural landscape.
Find out more
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