Transport Infrastructure Ireland and Donegal County Council (TII/DCC) are currently investigating options to improve the N13 from west of Bridgend to the border with Northern Ireland (Derry) where it connects to the A2 Buncrana Road. In parallel, the Department for Infrastructure (DfI) are also currently progressing the design of proposed improvement of the A2 on the northern side of the border providing seamless improvements from west of Bridgend into Derry.
Recent research commissioned by the North-West Strategic Growth Partnership (NWSGP) has established that the N13 / A2 border crossing at Bridgend is the most strategically important and busiest crossing point between Donegal and Derry. The strategic importance is highlighted by the fact that the N13 / A2 route forms part of the TEN-T comprehensive network. (The TEN-T comprehensive network is a Europe-wide strategic network of railway lines, roads, inland waterways, maritime shipping routes, ports, airports and railroad terminals providing integrated and intermodal long-distance, high-speed routes).