Hazzard announces £180,000 resurfacing scheme for Rathkeel Road, Ballymena

Date published: 16 January 2017

Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has announced a £180,000 road improvement scheme for the B94 Rathkeel Road, Ballymena.

Raking whilst resurfacing a footway

Minister Chris Hazzard said:

“This scheme will deliver significant improvements to the surface quality of the Rathkeel Road and continue my Department’s work to strengthen the rural road network and reduce future routine maintenance costs.”

The scheme, on the B94 Rathkeel Road, extends from the junction of Deerfin Road to the junction with Church Road, and will provide 2.4 kilometres of new road surface.  Work will commence on Monday 23 January 2017 and is expected to be completed by Thursday 02 February 2017. 

To protect the safety of road users and contractors during the scheme, temporary traffic management arrangements and road closures will be introduced.  Local diversionary routes will be sign posted as the scheme progresses to facilitate through traffic.

TransportNI has carefully programmed the work and traffic management arrangements in order to minimise any inconvenience to the public, however motorists should be aware that some delays may be expected and that additional time should be allowed when planning any journeys.

As with all improvement schemes of this type the planned date is subject to favourable weather conditions.

For information about this and other improvement schemes across the North visit: www.trafficwatchni.com/twni/

Notes to editors: 

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