Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard welcomed a £115,000 major resurfacing scheme on Ballyronan Road, Magherafelt.
The resurfacing works extends a distance of approximately 525 metres from Killowen Drive to the 30mph speed limit at the town boundary. The work also includes the resurfacing of approximately 600 metres of footway.
Preparatory work began earlier this month on the scheme which is expected to be completed on week commencing 22 August.
Commenting on the investment, Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard said:
“This significant investment will greatly improve the strength and surface quality of this arterial route into Magherafelt, whilst addressing ongoing maintenance problems associated with the road.
“This is a busy route, being located on the edge of the town. Improving transport connections along roads while maintaining a network which is fit for purpose is a priority for the Executive. This scheme plays a part in achieving this priority.”
To help minimise any inconvenience to the travelling public, local businesses, church and schools, the preparatory work on the carriageway and completion of the footway work is programmed to be completed using traffic control.
A two-day road closure however will be required to facilitate the final surfacing of the carriageway. The closure is scheduled to take place on the 19 and 20 August 2016. During this period traffic will be diverted via Aughrim Road, Shore Road and Ballyronan Road. Advanced warning signage for the closures will be provided.
The above planned closure is subject to favourable weather conditions and TransportNI will keep the public informed of any change.
TransportNI has carefully programmed the works operations 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.
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