£300,000 improvement scheme for A5 Victoria Road

Date published: 17 July 2019

A £300,000 resurfacing and reconstruction scheme will commence on the A5 Victoria Road on Sunday 28 July.

Raking whilst resurfacing a footway

The works, which stretch between Newbuildings and Magheramason, will greatly improve the strength and surface quality of the carriageway.

To facilitate the resurfacing and to help minimise disruption to the travelling public, the work will be carried out under overnight road closures for two weeks from 7.00 pm on Sunday 28 July 2019 until 7.00 am on Saturday 10 August 2019. The road will remain open to traffic during the day.

During the road closures countrybound (Southbound) traffic will be diverted via the Duncastle Road, Berryhill Road and Woodend Road. Citybound (Northbound) traffic will be diverted via the A38 Lifford Road at Strabane, Letterkenny Road, Clonleigh Road, St. Johnston’s/Carrigans Road, A40 Mullenan Road, A40 Letterkenny Road and A40 Foyle Road.

Whilst the Department has carefully planned these road works and associated traffic arrangements to minimise disruption, road users should expect delays and allow additional time when planning any journey.

Completion of the work by 10 August is subject to favourable weather conditions, however, the Department will keep the public informed of any change.

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

Notes to editors: 

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