£237,000 resurfacing scheme for A8 Ballymena Road, Larne

Date published: 13 September 2019

A £237,000 resurfacing scheme on the A8 Ballymena Road, Larne will start on Friday 20 September 2019.

Road resurfacing

The scheme which extends from Pound Street junction (Belfast bound lane) for 1.1km, will deliver significant improvements to both the structural integrity and surface of the road. Work is expected to be completed by Sunday 6 October 2019.

Due to the nature of the scheme it will be necessary to operate the following closures.

  • A full road closure from 7.00pm on Friday 20 September until 8.00pm on Sunday 22 September.
  • A lane closure will be in operation from 9.30am to 4.30pm daily from Monday 23 September until Friday 27 September.
  • A full road closure from 6.00am until 8.00pm on Saturday 28 September. 

During the road closures a diversion will be in operation on the following roads.

  • Circular Road, Circular Road Roundabout, Glenarm Road, Victoria Road, Old Glenarm Road, Greenland Road, The Roddens and Antiville Road.

The Department has programmed the work operations and traffic management arrangements to minimise inconvenience, however, drivers should expect some delays and are advised to allow additional time when travelling in the area.

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 to drive with extra care when travelling in the vicinity of the works.

The dates and duration of the works will be dependent on the progress of the scheme and on favourable weather conditions.

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

Notes to editors: 

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