Hazzard - £220,000 Mullaghglass road improvement scheme set to begin

Date published: 14 September 2016

Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has announced that a £220,000 road improvement scheme at Mullaghglass Road, Lisburn, is set to begin on Monday 19 September.

Image of resurfacing work being carried out

Work involves extensive reconstruction and resurfacing of a 1.8 kilometre section of the road between Sheepwalk Road and Barnfield Road. It will also include the upgrade of the Pond Park Road East junction. Work is expected to be complete in late October.

Minister Chris Hazzard said:

“This significant local investment will improve the strength and surface quality of this strategic Lisburn City road. It will also help resolve ongoing maintenance issues. Existing road markings and high friction surfacing at the Mullaghglass Road/Pond Park Road East junction will also be upgraded to improve safety.

“The improvement will deliver benefits for the local community and visitors to the Lisburn area for many years to come.”

To help ensure the safety of road users and contractors the works will be carried out under road closure between 9.30 am and 4.30 pm Monday to Friday with weekend closures required to complete the final surfacing phase.  Well signed diversions will be in operation and local access will be maintained.

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

TransportNI has planned the works and traffic management arrangements to minimise any 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 improvement schemes across Northern Ireland visit TrafficwatchNI

Notes to editors: 

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