O’Dowd announces £748,000 road improvement scheme for A37 Broad Road, Limavady

Date published: 14 June 2024

Infrastructure Minister John O’Dowd has announced that a £748,000 carriageway resurfacing scheme on the A37 Broad Road, Limavady will commence on Monday 17 June 2024.

The resurfacing scheme commences approximately 95m northeast of Gortgarn Road and continues towards Coleraine for 2.2km, incorporating the junctions of Drumalief Road and Keady Road and stopping approximately 530m northeast of Keady Road, Limavady.

Minister O’Dowd said:

“This is a substantial investment for the Limavady area which will deliver significant benefits for residents and road users.  The investment 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 work is carried out.”

To facilitate the scheme, it will be necessary to implement a weekday lane closure from Gortgarn Road to 150m beyond the Keady Road junction (Coleraine side).  This will be operational from Monday 17 June to Friday 28 June 2024, between the hours of 9.00 am and 4.00 pm.   

From Monday 1 July until Friday 5 July 2024, there will be overnight road closures from Gortgarn Road to 150m beyond the Keady Road junction (Coleraine side).

During these times diversionary routes will be signed as follows:

  • Diversion 1: B66 Ringsend Road, B66 Craigmore Road, B186 Cashel Road & A37 Dunhill Road.
  • Diversion 2: A37 Broad Road, A2 Windyhill Road, B201 Windyhill Road, B201 Carthall Roundabout, B201 Greenhall Highway & A37 Dunhill Road

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 5 July 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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