£161,000 road improvement scheme for Racecourse Road, Londonderry

Date published: 10 July 2018

A £161,000 resurfacing and reconstruction scheme is due to commence on the B194 Racecourse Road, Londonderry on 23 July 2018.

Road resurfacing
Road resurfacing

The work, which is to be carried out between Buncrana Road and Summerhill Grove, will greatly improve the strength and surface quality of the roads and also includes resurfacing of some footways and associated kerb replacement.

To facilitate resurfacing a full road closure will be in operation from 16 to 21 August.  During this time a diversionary route will operate via A2 Buncrana Road, A2 Culmore Road, the B526 Greenhaw Road and vice versa.

Access for local residents and businesses shall be accommodated throughout.

The Department has carefully programmed the work operations and traffic management arrangements in order to minimise any inconvenience to the public, however some disruption can be expected for the duration of the scheme and road users should allow additional time when planning any journeys.

Subject to favourable weather conditions the works is expected to be completed by the end of August, however, the Department will keep the public informed of any change.

For more information about this and other improvement schemes visit:

The work, which is to be carried out between Buncrana Road and Summerhill Grove, will greatly improve the strength and surface quality of the roads and also includes resurfacing of some footways and associated kerb replacement.

To facilitate resurfacing a full road closure will be in operation from 16 to 21 August.  During this time a diversionary route will operate via A2 Buncrana Road, A2 Culmore Road, the B526 Greenhaw Road and vice versa.

Access for local residents and businesses shall be accommodated throughout.

The Department has carefully programmed the work operations and traffic management arrangements in order to minimise any inconvenience to the public, however some disruption can be expected for the duration of the scheme and road users should allow additional time when planning any journeys.

Subject to favourable weather conditions the works is expected to be completed by the end of August, however, the Department will keep the public informed of any change.

For more information about this and other improvement schemes visit: http://trafficwatchni.com

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