Overall roads strategy envisages the upgrading of the N1, from Dublin to the Border, to motorway standard.
Work is in progress on the Dunleer bypass which is scheduled for completion by late 1993. Plans are at present in preparation for a by-pass of Balbriggan and for the Dunleer/Dundalk section of the route, both of which are expected to reach construction by late 1993 or early 1994, and to be completed by 1997.
The timing of work on the remaining sections of the route will be considered in the context of post-1993 operational programme. In the meantime, phases 3 and 4 of the Dundalk inner relief road, which will complete the new section of road from south of the town to Ballymascanlon are to proceed.