O’Dowd announces £450,000 road improvement scheme for Ballinderry Bridge Road, Ballinderry

Date published: 12 April 2024

Infrastructure Minister John O’Dowd has announced that a £450,000 carriageway resurfacing scheme on the B160 Ballinderry Bridge Road, Ballinderry will commence on Monday 15 April 2024.

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The resurfacing scheme will extend from Drumenny Road to No.122 Ballinderry Bridge Road at Church Hill.

Minister O’Dowd said: 

“This substantial investment for the Ballinderry area 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. This work which will greatly improve the strength and surface quality of this section of the road network is expected to be substantially completed by 31 May 2024.  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, from Drumenny Road to Ballygillen Road, between the hours of 9.00 am and 5.00 pm from Monday 15 April 2024 until Friday 31 May 2024. 

During these times, signed diversionary routes will be in place via B160 Shore Road, B18 Ballyneill Road, B181 Ruskey Road, B73 Bridgend Road / Hannover Square, Coagh 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 Friday 31 May 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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