Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has confirmed £20.37 million has been invested on road schemes in Causeway Coast and Glens council area during 2015/16.
The Minister said:
“This level of investment will bring significant benefits to the people of Causeway Coast and Glens for many years to come. Just over £9 million was spent in 2015/16 on the scheme to dual 7.8 kilometres of the A26 Frosses Road between Glarryford crossroads and Drones Road. This is a major infrastructural project and progress remains on track for completion in the summer of 2017.
“There have also been a number of other improvement and maintenance schemes completed to improve visibility, safety and the quality of the local roads network. I look forward to seeing the completion of the A26 and hope to make a visit to see how the work is progressing in the coming weeks.”
TransportNI Northern Division Manager, Deidre Mackle attended a recent council meeting earlier this week and highlighted a number of improvement and maintenance schemes that were completed during 2015/16:
“I am pleased to note the completion of the scheme to upgrade the B68 Ballyquin Road at Inishconagher at a cost of £430,000. The improvement involved vertical and horizontal realignment of the carriageway along with widening and the provision of verges to accommodate road visibility requirements. Sightline and junction radius improvements at Drumrane Road and Derryork Road junctions were also included with resurfacing and road drainage upgrade further enhancing traffic progression and road user safety along this stretch of Ballyquin Road.
“At the A2 Dunluce Road / Ballybogey Road, Portrush, a £45,000 scheme to improve the radius and increase visibility for traffic exiting the Ballybogey Road has been completed.
“A range of Transportation measures were carried out in the council area and included the provision of a Zebra crossing at North Street, Ballycastle, upgrade of the direction signs on Rathlin Island, high friction surfacing on a bend on the A44 Magheramore Road, Ballycastle and red coloured surfacing with ‘SCHOOL’ road markings at five schools within the council area.
“Approximately 28 kilometres of carriageway was resurfaced at a total cost of £2.7 million in 2015/16 at locations including A29 Drumcroon Road, Coleraine, A29 Coleraine Road, Portrush, B67 Ballyrashane Road, Coleraine, B69 Seacoast Road, Limavady, B68 Ballyquin Road, Limavady, B16 Bellaghy Road, Dunloy and B66 Bann Road, Ballymoney. In addition to the resurfacing programme 120 kilometres of carriageway was also surfaced dressed at a cost of £761,000.”
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