£450,000 resurfacing scheme for A2 Portavogie Road, Ballyhalbert

Date published: 14 February 2019

A £450,000 carriageway resurfacing scheme on the A2 Portavogie Road, Ballyhalbert commences today Thursday 14 February 2019.

Raking whilst resurfacing a footway

The resurfacing work will extend a distance of approximately 2.6 kilometres and will deliver significant improvements to both the structural integrity and surface of the road.

The initial preparatory work will be carried out under a rolling lane closure with temporary traffic lights between its junction with Bush Road and its junction with Warnock’s Road from 14 February 2019 until 15 March 2019. A temporary 40mph speed restriction will be in operation during this time.

Due to the nature of the scheme it will be necessary to operate a daily weekday road closure between 8.00 am and 5.00 pm from its junction with Warnock’s Road to its junction with Bush Road from Monday 18 March 2019 until Friday 5 April 2019. The road will be open to traffic in the evenings during the week and all day Saturday and Sunday.

During the closure times a two-way diversion will be in place via Warnock’s Road, Main Road, Victoria Road/High Street and Harbour Road.

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.

Completion of the work by 5 April 2019 is dependent on favourable weather conditions, however, the Department will keep the public informed of any change

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

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