Council gets update on infrastructure projects for Fermanagh and Omagh area

Date published: 19 June 2017

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

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Speaking as he addressed council members this evening, Divisional Roads Manager, Conor Loughrey said:

“Over the next few weeks, the Fermanagh and Omagh Council area will see the completion of the £700k road improvement scheme at Dublin Road/Wickham Link in Enniskillen and the £650k flood alleviation scheme on the B127 Newbridge Road near Lisnaskea. These projects will realise significant benefits for both the local community and commuters. 

“A number of Local Transport and Safety Measures schemes will also be undertaken later this year including provision of a footway at A34 Clones Road, Newtownbutler and improvement of the road junction at B122 Tattyreagh Road in Omagh where it meets Drumragh Road. A number of other resurfacing projects are also planned to commence shortly on the A5 Great Northern Road in Omagh and on the A4 Sligo Road, Enniskillen at Rossole.  

“However, the indicative budget outlined by the Secretary of State in April does mean that there are likely to be knock-on impacts for services including routine maintenance of the road network and in this area the Department is likely to be reliant on additional resources becoming available. We understand the implications of the limited service and its long term impacts on the network and we are doing our best to deliver routine maintenance within the allocated budget.

“The Department’s objective is to continue to deliver routine road maintenance services at the current level for as long as possible. While services will be constrained, we are planning to meet all essential public safety requirements.” 

Concluding, Conor Loughrey said:  “It is also worth noting other projects in the area recently completed, including improving cycle tracks at Enniskillen Road, Ballinamallard and Irishtown Road and Old Mountfield Road in Omagh.  Provision of a Puffin crossing at Hospital Road, Omagh and resurfacing works on three sections of A46 Loughshore Road at Blaney, Carrickreagh and Portnacloyaduff and on two sections of A505 Barony Road, Omagh were also undertaken.”

Notes to editors: 

  1. All media queries should be directed to the Department for Infrastructure Press Office on 028 9054 0007 or e-mail: press.office@infrastructure-ni.gov.uk.
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