Department of Infrastructure representatives today met with Belfast City Council to update members on the Department’s programme for Belfast and progress on schemes underway.
TransportNI Eastern Divisional Manager Kevin Monaghan said:
“In the next six months, the Belfast Council area will see the completion of a number of infrastructure projects that will realise significant benefits for both the local community and commuters.
“The coming months will see a number of resurfacing schemes completed, including Annadale Avenue; Dee Street / Sydenham By-Pass Remedial Work; Upper Springfield Road and the Fortwilliam Roundabout."
Mr Monaghan was also able to advise Council that additional funding secured in October monitoring will facilitate the delivery of a further £1.1 million of structural maintenance work in the Council area this financial year.
“It is also worth noting other projects in the area recently completed, including a new puffin crossing and channelisation at The Oldpark Road at Oldpark Terrace and a range of other local traffic and safety measures have also already been delivered.”
Director of Transport Projects and Business Services Ciarán De Búrca also provided an update on other key projects underway, saying:
“Works are continuing on the new Belfast Rapid Transit (BRT) system including widening of carriageways to form new bus lanes, relocate services, improve drainage, improve pedestrian safety and resurface footways and carriageways.
“The legislation associated with the provision of these bus lanes is also being progressed in conjunction with the BRT programme for delivery. The contracts for the procurement of the new BRT vehicles and Translink’s ticketing replacement project which is an integral part of the BRT project, have both been awarded. The BRT system remains on target to be fully operational in September 2018.”
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