O’Dowd announces £265,000 road improvement scheme for Kilrea Road, Upperlands

Date published: 20 March 2024

Infrastructure Minister John O’Dowd has announced that a £265,000 carriageway resurfacing scheme on the B75 Kilrea Road, Upperlands will commence on Monday 25 March 2024.

Road improvement works graphic

The resurfacing scheme will extend from Culnady Road to Ampertaine Road.

Minister O’Dowd said: 

“It is vital that all available capital budget within my Department is fully utilised to deliver much needed investment in our infrastructure, including on the maintenance of our roads.  I have allocated an additional £1million to address potholes in this financial year and £8.1m to deliver resurfacing schemes to continue to address the poor condition of our road network.   

This substantial investment of £265,000 for the Upperlands area from that additional funding will deliver significant benefits for residents and road users and demonstrates my commitment to improving our road network, which is vital for connecting our businesses and communities. I would like to thank residents, local businesses and commuters for their patience while this essential infrastructure work is carried out."

To facilitate the safe delivery of the scheme it will be necessary to implement a road closure between the hours of 8.00 am and 5.30 pm from Monday 25 March 2024 until Saturday 6 April 2024. 

During these times, signed diversionary routes will be in place via B75 Kilrea Road / Drumagarner Road, B64 Garvagh Road / Edenbane Road, A29 Carhill Road / Garvagh Road / Moneysharvan Road and vice versa.

The Department has programmed the work operations and traffic management arrangements to minimise inconvenience. However, while steps have been taken to accommodate local access throughout the scheme, road users should expect some delays and are advised to allow additional time when travelling in the vicinity of the works and are asked to comply with all temporary traffic restrictions. 

Subject to favourable weather conditions, the works will be substantially complete by Saturday 6 April 2024, however the Department will keep the public informed of any change.

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

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