Mallon announces the start of £275,000 resurfacing scheme on Carrickmannon Road, Ballygowan

Date published: 05 February 2020

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has announced that a £275,000 carriageway resurfacing scheme on the Carrickmannon Road, Ballygowan will begin on Monday 10 February 2020.

Road resurfacing

The resurfacing work will extend a distance of 1,600 metres from its junction with Bog Road to its junction with Station Road.

Minister Mallon said:

"I am pleased to announce this road improvement scheme on the Carrickmannon Road, which represents an investment of £275,000 in the Ballygowan area. This scheme will greatly enhance the road surface for all who use it and will better connect the local community and visitors to the area for many years to come.

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

To help ensure the safety of those using the roads, 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 Friday 28 February.  A signed diversion will be in place via Moss Road, Ballybunden Road, Comber Road, Saintfield Road/Kilcarn Road and vice versa.

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 any journeys.

Completion of the work by 28 February, is dependent on favourable weather conditions.

For traffic information about this and other improvement schemes visit: 

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