Mallon announces £400,000 street lighting scheme on the A21 Newtownards Road, Bangor is to commence

Date published: 30 July 2021

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has announced that a £400,000 street lighting scheme will begin on the A21 Newtownards Road, Bangor, on Monday 9 August 2021.

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The scheme will see the installation of new street lighting columns and replacement underground cables with new LED lights on both the Bangor bound and Newtownards bound carriageways between Balloo Road Roundabout and Green Road Bangor.

Minister Mallon said:

“This significant investment will benefit everyone who travels and works in the area. I am committed to addressing the issues which matter most to people and street lighting services are crucial in ensuring those driving, cycling, wheeling and walking can do so safely within their communities.

 “This investment provides new LED technology along the A21. It is important that adequate street lighting not only improves the quality of lighting but is more energy efficient given my commitment to climate action.

“I would like to thank the public and local residents in advance for their cooperation and ask that they comply with all temporary traffic restrictions while these much needed works are completed.”

The Department has carefully programmed the work operations and traffic management in order to minimise inconvenience to the public. All work involving lane closures will be carried out during off peak times Monday to Friday between 9.30 am – 4.00 pm, road users should be aware that some delays may be expected and that additional time should be allowed when planning any journeys.

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 take extra care when travelling in the vicinity of the works.

Subject to weather conditions, the scheme is expected to be completed by the end of September 2021. All work will be carried out in line with current public health and safety advice with safe systems of working in place for staff and contractors.

For more information about this and other improvement schemes visit: Trafficwatchni

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