Hazzard welcomes £180,000 road and footway resurfacing scheme at Mersey Street Belfast

Date published: 03 November 2016


A carriageway and footway resurfacing scheme on a section of Mersey Street, Belfast is due to begin on Monday 7 November 2016. The scheme from Dee Street to Yukon Street is expected to be completed before the end of January 2017.

Lane closure during resurfacing work

Infrastructure Minister, Chris Hazzard said:

“This significant investment of around £180,000 will greatly improve the surface quality of the footways and carriageway on this section of the road.”

The works on the road will be carried out in two phases:

  1. Footway resurfacing will be carried out using temporary traffic lights weekdays only from 9.00 am on Monday 7 November 2016 until 4.30 pm on Friday 23 December 2016.  A diversion route will be signed and local access for residents will be maintained.
  2. Final carriageway resurfacing is expected to be undertaken over one week in January 2017. This work will be carried out using road closures and a diversion route will be signed. Local access for residents will be maintained at all times during the scheme.

The dates of the road closures will be dependent on the progress of the scheme and on favourable weather conditions, details will be advertised on the https://www.trafficwatchni.com/twni/ website.

In order to help ensure the safety of road users and road workers the public is asked to comply with all temporary traffic restrictions and to drive with care when travelling through, or in the vicinity, of the works.

Whilst TransportNI has carefully planned these road works and associated traffic management arrangements in order to minimise any inconvenience to the public, motorists should expect delays and allow additional time when planning any journey.

For traffic information and news of improvement schemes across Northern Ireland visit: http://www.trafficwatchni.com/home.

Notes to editors: 

  1. All media queries should be directed to the Department for Infrastructure Press Office on 028 9054 0007 or e-mail: press.office@infrastructure-ni.gov.uk.
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