£155,000 road resurfacing scheme on Gilnahirk Road, Belfast

Date published: 20 July 2018

A £155,000 resurfacing scheme on a section of the Gilnahirk Road, Belfast will start on Monday 23 July 2018.

Raking whilst resurfacing a footway

The scheme on the Gilnahirk Road from its junction with King’s Road to the junction with Kensington Road will greatly improve the surface quality of the footways and carriageway.

The scheme will be carried out over six weeks and will involve both lane and full road closures where necessary throughout this period. Work commences on Monday 23 July and will be ongoing from 8.00 am to 6.00 pm daily.  Where possible two way traffic will be maintained to minimise disruption to traffic. Where a full road closure is deemed necessary a signed diversionary route will be operational.

The dates and duration of the road closures will be dependent on the progress of the scheme and on favourable weather conditions. In order to help ensure the safety of road users and road workers the public is asked to comply with all temporary traffic restrictions and follow the signed diversionary route (Lower Braniel Road, Glen Road, Knock Road and King’s Road) when required.

Whilst the Department for Infrastructure has carefully planned these road works and associated traffic management arrangements in order to minimise any inconvenience to the public, motorists should expect delays and allow additional time when planning any journey.

For traffic information and news of improvement schemes across Northern Ireland visit: http://trafficwatchni.com

Notes to editors: 

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