Resurfacing scheme for Smith Street and Magherafelt Road, Moneymore

Date published: 18 August 2023

A resurfacing scheme on the A31 Smith Street and Magherafelt Road, Moneymore has commenced.

Road resurfacing

The resurfacing works will extend from the mini roundabout on the A29 Lawford Street / High Street for 820 metres to Gallion Heights. The resurfacing works will deliver significant improvements to both the structural integrity and surface quality of this road for many years to come. 

Two-way traffic will be maintained via lane closures under traffic signal control until Saturday 23 September, between 8.00 am and 5.00 pm each day,.

To help ensure the safety of those using the road and to facilitate the works it will be necessary to operate a full road closure on the A31 during certain periods.

Therefore there will be a full road closure, for all through traffic, in operation during the following dates and times:

During these times a two-way signed diversionary route will be in place via the A29 from Moneymore to Maghera, the A6 Glenshane Road to Castledawson Roundabout and A31 Magherafelt Bypass. Local access within the works will be facilitated.

Subject to favourable weather conditions all work will be completed by 23 September 2023. The Department will keep the public informed of any change.

All work will be carried out in line with current public health and health and safety advice, with safe systems of working in place for staff and contractors.

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 for their journey.

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.

For traffic information about this and other improvement schemes visit: Trafficwatchni

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