O’Dowd announces £1.75 million active travel scheme for A29 Ring Road, Coleraine

Date published: 11 July 2022

A £1.75 million scheme to create a shared cycle and footway on the A29 Ring Road, Coleraine is due to commence on Monday 18 July 2022.

Resurfacing work

This improvement scheme extends a distance of approximately 2.4kms along the A29 Ring Road, Coleraine from Beechfield Park to Portrush Road Roundabout. The work will also include resurfacing of the carriageway.

Minister O'Dowd welcomed the scheme: 

“I am committed to increasing opportunities for active travel.  This significant investment in a new cycleway - footway on the A29 Ring Round will greatly enhance provision for cyclists and pedestrians in the area.  The associated resurfacing works will also deliver benefits for road users.

“I would like to thank the travelling 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”

To facilitate the work the Ring Road temporary traffic management will be in place from 18 July 2022 for a period of 28 weeks.

The Department has programmed the work operations and traffic management arrangements to minimise inconvenience, however, road users should expect some delays and are advised to allow additional time when travelling in the area.

The dates and duration of the works will be dependent on favourable weather conditions. 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.

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