£183,000 resurfacing scheme for Banbridge Road and Dromore Street Rathfriland

Date published: 20 February 2017

A £183,000 resurfacing scheme for Banbridge Road and Dromore Street, Rathfriland has commenced

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Work on the 1,300 metre scheme is already underway in an effort to minimise the duration of the full road closure, which will be in effect from Monday 27 February until Sunday 12 March 2017.

These preparatory works are being carried out to adjust kerbs, drainage gullies and other minor works to strengthen verges. During the preparatory works the road will not be closed but it will be necessary to use temporary traffic signals to manage the safe movement of traffic and provide a safe working area for the operatives on site.

Traffic normally using Banbridge Road and Dromore Street will be diverted via Lissize Road, Loughbrickland Road and Newry Street.

From Monday 27 February 2017 until Sunday 5 March 2017, a short stretch of Ballyroney Road at its junction with Banbridge Road will also be closed. Traffic using the Ballyroney Road will be diverted via Island Bog Road, Banbridge Road, Lissize Road, Loughbrickland Road and Newry Street.

Local access will be maintained during the improvements.

TransportNI has programmed the works operations and traffic management arrangements to minimise any inconvenience, however, drivers should expect some delays and are advised to leave additional time when travelling in the area.

The above planned scheme is subject to favourable weather conditions.

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

Notes to editors: 

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