New £30,000 footway for Todds Hill / Windmill Road, Saintfield

Date published: 24 February 2020

Work has commenced on a new £30,000 footway in Todds Hill and Windmill Road, Saintfield.

Raking whilst resurfacing a footway

Work has commenced on a new £30,000 footway in Todds Hill and Windmill Road, Saintfield.

The scheme will greatly improve the accessibility for pedestrians in this area with work expected to be complete in three weeks.

For the first phase it will be necessary to close Todds Hill from 9.00 am to 4.30 pm (Monday to Friday) from 24 February to 6 March.  The Diversion route will be signed with traffic being diverted via A7 Crossgar Road, Carsonstown Road and B6 Station Road. For the second phase Windmill Road will be closed from 9 March to 13 March from 9.00 am to 4.30 pm (Monday to Friday). The Diversion route will be via A7 Belfast Road and B6 Todds Hill, Saintfield Access for residents and to the Business Park will be maintained.

Delays are possible and we are grateful for the patience of road users while we complete this work.

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

Completion of the scheme by 13 March will be dependent on favourable weather conditions.

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  • Todds Hill / Windmill Road is a residential road leading to a Business Park on the outskirts of Saintfield village in Co. Down. 
  • An existing footway runs along the majority of Todds Hill up to a tyre centre. There is no footway provision towards the Business Park on Windmill Road.
  • Complaints have been received from elected representatives / members of the public who regularly walk along this rural section of the road.
  • This work will involve the replacement of existing verge, cutting back of overgrown trees and the provision of 180m of surfaced footway on land controlled by the Department.  The scheme will greatly improve the accessibility for pedestrians in this area.     
  • Work will commence on Todds Hill with a daily road closure for the first two weeks followed by a road closure on Windmill Road for the 3rd week. The road will be open during peak times, overnight and at weekends.
  • Frontage residents and the Business Park are in agreement with the scheme and will be informed of the commencement date by letter drop (public notice)

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