Mallon announces £250,000 resurfacing scheme on Dundalk Road, Newtownhamilton

Date published: 05 February 2020

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has announced that a £250,000 carriageway resurfacing scheme on the Dundalk Road, Newtownhamilton.

Footway resurfacing image

Work will begin on Monday 10 February and is planned to be complete by 14 March.

The improvement works will include resurfacing a 1.3km stretch of road from a point 200m south of Blaney Road, to Cullyhanna Road.

Minister Mallon said:

“I have made clear my intent to tackle the regional imbalance in infrastructure. I want any investment in road maintenance to reflect the need across our entire network. I am pleased to announce this £250,000 investment in the Newtownhamilton area. The work will greatly improve the strength and surface quality of this section of the road network and will better connect people of the area across the border with County Louth for many years to come, enhancing north-south travel, which will benefit our communities and business.

“We are working with our stakeholders to co-ordinate these essential roadworks and are publishing details in advance to help people plan alternative routes and manage disruption.”

To help ensure the safety of those using the road, it will be necessary to operate a daily weekday road closure (Monday – Friday) between the hours of 8.00 am and 5.00 pm from Monday 10 February until Saturday 14 March. Access will be as per the signed diversion routes.The road will be open to traffic in the evenings during the week and all day Saturday and Sunday. 

The Department has programmed the work and traffic management arrangements to minimise any inconvenience, however, drivers should expect some delays and are advised to leave additional time when planning journeys.

For traffic information about this and other improvement schemes visit: www.trafficwatchni.com

Notes to editors: 

  1. A diversion will be in place via A29 Dundalk Road, B30 Silverbridge Road, B30 Newry Road, B135 Mountain Road, A25 Newtown Road, A25 Newry Road, A25 Newry Street, A29 Dundalk Street, A29 Dundalk Road and vice versa.
  2. Completion of the work by 14 March, is dependent on favourable weather conditions.
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