BBC HomeExplore the BBC
BBC Northern Ireland Education
KS3 Geography
Sustainable Development
goTransport Home goSite Map goGlossary goLinks
Overview Roads Rail The Past Airports/Ports Walking/Cycling
Case Study Meet the People Decision Time



Case Study: Toome Bypass
Image of traffic

Drawing of Toome BypassThe settlement of Toome has grown up at a point where the main route from Belfast to Derry/Londonderry crosses the Lower River Bann at the northern end of Lough Neagh. As the twenty-first century begins, the bridge at Toome is carrying a flow of 19,000 vehicles per day, causing traffic congestion at peak periods in Toome. With traffic levels growing and plans to expand local industry, traffic flows are expected to increase to around 30,000 vehicles per day by 2017. This would increase congestion and the quality of life in Toome would continue to deteriorate.

Watch Video

Land Use in Toome Activity


 
Find out more about
Toome Bypass
GoWalking/Cycling Meet the PeopleGo



About the BBC | Help | Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookies Policy