£250,000 cycling/footway scheme and controlled crossing confirmed for Monaghan Road, Armagh

Date published: 01 March 2017

The Department for Infrastructure has confirmed that a £250,000 scheme to provide a new shared ‎cycle-path/footway on the A3 Monaghan Road from Milford Village to Armagh, will commence in March.

Raking whilst resurfacing a footway

The scheme will also provide a new controlled crossing near Cregagh Gardens.

The works will enhance the safety of pedestrians and cyclists in the area.  It will convert the existing hard shoulder to provide approximately 1100 metres of dedicated shared surface footway and cycle track alongside the provision of a controlled PUFFIN crossing near Cregagh Gardens.

Work is expected to commence on the footway/cycle-path on 13 March and will take approximately four weeks to complete and the controlled PUFFIN crossing will follow when a suitable power supply is in place.

The Department has carefully programmed the works operations and traffic management arrangements in order to minimise any inconvenience to the public, however motorists should be aware that some delays may be expected and that additional time should be allowed when planning any journeys.  A temporary 40mph speed restriction will be in place on the A3 Monaghan Road along with a prohibition of overtaking.

The above planned scheme is subject to favourable weather conditions, for information about this and other improvement schemes across the North visit: www.trafficwatchni.com.

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