O’Dowd welcomes awarding of six road resurfacing contracts

Date published: 30 June 2022

Infrastructure Minister John O’Dowd has welcomed the awarding of road resurfacing contracts totalling an annual value of approximately £20million.

Minister for Infrastructure,  John O’Dowd

Phase One of the Department’s interim asphalt resurfacing procurement strategy, which consists of resurfacing contracts for Magherafelt, Omagh, Dungannon, Strabane, Down as well as Newry and Mourne have been awarded. 

Infrastructure Minister John O’Dowd said:

“This is welcome news and an important first step in improving road conditions in these six areas. I am pleased to announce this procurement exercise has been successful and that these contracts have now been awarded.

This asphalt resurfacing work will make a significant difference to road safety and journey times, improving the lives of the people who live in these areas.

The awarding of these contracts is an important development and I am delighted that we are one step closer to this important and much-needed work getting underway.”   

Work in these six areas is due to start towards the end of July.

Notes to editors: 

  1. Department for Infrastructure’s interim asphalt resurfacing procurement strategy consists of 24 term contracts tendered in four phases.
  2. It is hoped that contracts in Phase Two, which consists of contracts for Cookstown, Derry, Ballymena, Armagh, Belfast North, and Larne & Carrickfergus, will also be awarded over the next few months. 
  3. Tender competitions for Phases three and four are due to commence in August and October, respectively.
  4. All media queries should be directed to the Department for Infrastructure Press Office at: press.office@infrastructure-ni.gov.uk.
  5. The Executive Information Service operates an out of hours service for media enquiries between 1800hrs and 0800hrs Monday to Friday and at weekends and public holidays. The duty press officer can be contacted on 028 9037 8110.
  6. Follow the Department on Twitter @deptinfra and on Facebook @DepartmentforInfrastructure

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