£350,000 resurfacing scheme on Ballynahinch Road, Drumaroad

Date published: 21 September 2018

A £350,000 carriageway resurfacing scheme on the B175 Ballynahinch Road, Drumaroad will commence on Monday 1 October 2018.

Lane closure during resurfacing work

The resurfacing work will extend a distance of approximately 2.5 km from its junction with Drumaroad Hill to a point 100 m east of the Carnreagh Road junction. The scheme will deliver significant improvements to both the structural integrity and surface of the road and improve road drainage.

Due to the nature of the scheme it will be necessary to operate a daily weekday road closure (Mon – Fri) between the hours of 9.00am and 4.30pm from Monday 1 October until Friday 16 November 2018. During these times a diversion will be in place with traffic being diverted via Drumaroad Hill / Spa Road, Drumaness Road / Newcastle Road, Castlewellan Road/Ardnabannon Road and Ballylough Road.

Diversionary routes will be clearly signed and local access for residents will be maintained at all times during the works. The road will be open to traffic in the evenings during the week and all day Saturday and Sunday.

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 care when travelling through, or in the vicinity, of the works.

The Department has programmed the work and traffic management arrangements to minimise any inconvenience, however, drivers should expect some delays and are advised to leave additional time when planning any journeys.

Work is expected to be completed by 16 November 2018 however this 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

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