Council gets update on infrastructure projects for Fermanagh and Omagh

Date published: 19 November 2018

Fermanagh and Omagh Council members have been updated on programmed works for the road network for the area by the Department for Infrastructure.

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Speaking as he addressed council members this evening, Network Development Manager, Harry Gallagher said:

“Over the remaining months of the current financial year, Fermanagh and Omagh Council will see the completion of a number of infrastructure projects including: road widening, resurfacing and the provision of a right turning lane on the A4 Belfast Road at Dolan’s Ring, the provision of a new footway/cycleway at Lough Yoan Road, Enniskillen; and street lighting lantern renewal in Omagh Town Centre and Dublin Road, Enniskillen.

“We will also be completing a significant programme of resurfacing schemes across the Fermanagh and Omagh Council area including resurfacing the A32 Tummery Road at Drumharvey, Irvinestown and B46 Moylagh Road, Beragh.

“Work has already been completed on a number of projects this year including a bridge replacement on Corkhill Road, Eskragh, resurfacing schemes at A4 Sligo Road at Templeneffrin and Glencunney. A number of sightline improvement schemes have also been completed including Kilskeery Road/Fingerpost Road, Kilskerry and Dooish Road / Prieststown Road, Dromore and a new footway has been provided at B4 Drumnakilly Road, Carrickmore. Work has also continued on the A509 Derrylin Road at Derryhowlaght in preparation for the carriageway widening and road realignment scheme. These projects will realise significant benefits for both the local community and commuters in the Fermanagh and Omagh area.”

Mr Gallagher continued:

“It is clear that severe winter weather and the very hot summer has had a significant detrimental impact on the road network and the Department will continue to identify those roads most in need of repair and prioritise this work alongside other ongoing priorities.

“The total 2018/2019 roads structural maintenance capital budget for Northern Ireland is £75million, and of that, £15million has been set aside for a roads recovery fund. This is being used to address areas of immediate need across the road network, including locations with significant numbers of potholes caused by the cold winter and roads damaged by the prolonged hot weather in June and July.

“The ongoing maintenance programme has included an enhanced grass cutting service to ensure all roadside verges and sightlines are cut at least twice in the period April-October, and a full weed spraying service has also been ongoing during this period.”

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