Council gets update on infrastructure projects for Fermanagh and Omagh District

Date published: 21 November 2017

Fermanagh and Omagh District 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, Network Development Manager for Western Division, Harry Gallagher said:

“In the early part of this financial year we have made good progress on our resurfacing programme in the District. Some of the schemes completed include the A4 Sligo Road at Rossole and Drumawill, the A5 at Curr Road and Great Northern Road in Omagh and the A32 road at Esker. We have also substantially completed the project to raise the level of the New Bridge Road near the Share Centre to reduce the impact of flooding.

“We are continuing to work through our network development programme for this financial year and have completed a number of schemes including the carriageway widening at Dublin Road, Enniskillen, surcharging on the Derrylin Road at Derryhawlaght and a new footway/cycleway in Ballinamallard. Work has also started on the £7 million Strathroy Link Road in Omagh which forms part of the Strule Shared Education Campus."

At the meeting Mr Gallagher was also able to advise Council members that additional funding of almost £2 million was obtained following the August 2017 floods. This funding has assisted in reopening the affected roads, repairing damaged infrastructure and resurfacing the roads once the drainage systems have been restored.

On the issue of the Department’s budget, Mr Gallagher continued:

“Despite a challenging budgetary situation, the Department has delivered a significant programme of resurfacing and surface dressing and continues to carry out a programme of routine maintenance, including pothole repairs and street lighting repairs to meet all essential public safety requirements.”

In relation to winter gritting services, Mr Gallagher concluded:

“The Department is planning to deliver a normal winter service, as in previous years, with all necessary staff and equipment at the ready to be deployed as and when required.” 

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