Hazzard welcomes £120,000 road improvement scheme in Loup, Moneymore

Date published: 01 August 2016

Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has welcomed a £120,000 major resurfacing scheme on the Ruskey Road and Ballymulligan Road, Loup.

Raking whilst resurfacing a footway

The resurfacing works extend a distance of approximately 860 metres through the Loup Crossroads and include the resurfacing of approximately 700 metres of footway.

Preparatory work began earlier this month on the scheme which is expected to be completed on week commencing 15 August.

The Minister said:

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

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 one-day road closure however will be required to facilitate the final surfacing of the carriageway. The road closure is scheduled to take place on Saturday 13 August. During this period traffic will be diverted via Coagh. 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.

Notes to editors: 

All media queries should be directed to the Department for Infrastructure Press Office on 028 9054 0007. Out of hours please contact the duty press officer via pager number 076 9971 5440.


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