West Belfast to introduce bilingual road signs

Bilingual traffic signs are to be introduced in West Belfast as part of a pilot scheme that could see the roll-out of similar signage across the North. Infrastructure Minister John O’Dowd confirmed his Department’s commitment to the Irish language following a meeting with Irish language business development agency Forbairt Feirste today, says Belfast Media. The […]

Additional £8.1m announced to fix the worst roads in Northern Ireland

The Northern Ireland Government has said there will be an additional £8.1 million for highway maintenance in Northern Ireland. Infrastructure Minister John O’Dowd said the funding would help “to deliver additional resurfacing schemes and continue to address the poor condition of our road network”. Last week, the Sinn Féin minister announced £1m of additional funding to […]

Northern Ireland freezes fares on public transport

Northern Ireland Infrastructure Minister, Nichola Mallon has put a freeze on fares on the public transport network due to the ongoing cost of living crisis facing individuals and families across Northern Ireland. The Infrastructure Minister says she recognises the impact that inflation is having on the cost of living for citizens as consumer prices rose […]

Main works for Belfast Transport Hub to start

The main works for the Northern Ireland Belfast Transport Hub are set to start this month. Infrastructure Minister, Nichola Mallon has announced that the main works on the NI Executive Flagship Belfast Transport Hub project are set to commence. The enabling works, delivered by GRAHAM, are nearing completion, the railway system works, delivered by Babcock, […]

Infrastructure Northern Ireland outlines £1bn budget commitments for the year ahead

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has outlined high level budget commitments for the new financial year for spend in Northern Ireland. The Infrastructure Northern Ireland Department has a capital budget of £722.5m and a resource budget of £429.9m, which includes a £9.2m allocation specifically for Covid. Outlining how she plans to spend the capital allocations this […]

Infrastructure Northern Ireland invests in zero and low emission buses

Infrastructure Northern Ireland has invested in 145 low and zero emission buses representing an investment of around £66 million. The programme will include the buses supplied by local firm Wrightbus and the associated infrastructure.  This will form a key part of Translink’s Net Zero Emissions Strategy and will be fundamental in creating cleaner and greener transport, said the department. The 100 […]


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