Hazzard announces the start of £160k resurfacing work in Derry

Date published: 16 June 2016


Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has announced the start of a £160,000 major resurfacing scheme on the Buncrana Road in Derry.

Infrastructure Minister Hazzard

The 500 metre resurfacing works extend from the Pennyburn Roundabout to the Racecourse Road.  Improvements will also be undertaken to some of the adjacent footways. The scheme will start on Monday 27 June and finish on the 19 August 2016.

The Minister said:

“This significant investment will greatly improve the strength and surface quality of the Buncrana Road and address ongoing maintenance problems associated with the road.”

To facilitate the work a one-way lane closure from 09.30hrs to 18.00hrs will be in operation for traffic travelling into the city.  A diversion route via Skeoge Road, Madam’s Bank Road and Culmore Road will be signposted. A secondary diversion via the Racecourse road and Greenhaw Road will also be available. Normal access for city bound traffic will be available prior to 9.30am.

A full road closure will be required to enable the final surface layer to be laid on Saturday and Sunday 6 and 7 August and Saturday and Sunday 13 and 14 August. The road will be closed from 08.00hrs to 22.00hrs. Measures will be put in place to accommodate those attending local places of worship on the Sundays.

The above planned closures are subject to favourable weather conditions and TransportNI will keep the public informed of any change.

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.


Notes to editors: 

Media queries should be directed to the Department for Infrastructure press office on 028 9054 0004. 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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