Hazzard announces £121,000 roads scheme on Belfast Road, Comber

Date published: 01 August 2016

Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has announced the start of a £121,000 improvement scheme on the Belfast Road, Comber.

Traffic movement during resurfacing work

Work started today on the 800metre resurfacing works which extends from Belfast Road to Ballyrainey Road and is expected to be substantially completed by the first week in September.

Minister Hazzard said:

“This significant investment will greatly improve the strength and surface quality of the carriageway on an 800 metre section of this important Class A Trunk Road.

“Over 11,000 vehicles use this major road every day which is a key arterial route between Comber and Belfast. Improving transport connections along our key routes while maintaining a network which is fit for purpose is a priority for the Executive. Schemes such as this, play a key part in achieving this.”

To help ensure the safety of road users and contractors it will be necessary to operate temporary traffic signals and road closures during the course of the improvements. Road closures are scheduled for Friday 19 August 2016 at 19:00hrs to Sunday 21 August 2016 at 20:00hrs.   Local access will be maintained and all diversions and restrictions will be clearly signposted.

All work is subject to favourable weather conditions. TransportNI will keep the public informed of any change.

TransportNI has planned the works and traffic management arrangements to minimise inconvenience, however, drivers should expect some delays and are advised to allow additional time when travelling in the area.

For information about this and other TransportNI improvement schemes visit the trafficwatchni website: https://www.trafficwatchni.com/twni/.

Notes to editors: 

Media queries should be directed to the Department for Infrastructure Press Office on 028 9054 0007. Out of office hours please contact the duty press officer via pager number 076 9971 5440 and your call will be returned.


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