Hazzard – £5 million boost for routine roads maintenance

Date published: 27 June 2016


Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has announced that he is making available £5m to enhance road maintenance service.

Infrastructure Minister Hazzard

The resource funding was secured by the Minister as part of the Executive June monitoring round.

Minister Chris Hazzard said:

“My Department’s priority is to ensure the safety of all road users and TransportNI manages an ongoing programme of roads maintenance.

“As a result of the outcome of June monitoring I can allocate to TransportNI £5m to enhance routine maintenance services.  

“A second grass cut will be programmed across all areas. In addition, the majority of potholes will now be repaired (greater than 50mm on rural low trafficked roads and greater than 20mm elsewhere) and the renewal of road markings will be accelerated.

“An additional gully clean will also be programmed in all urban areas and the repair of street lighting outages will continue into the autumn.”

The addition funding also positions TransportNI to call on contractor resources if required.

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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