Resurfacing works to commence on A5 Omagh Road at Ballymacilroy Hill

Date published: 22 July 2020

A resurfacing scheme on a section of the A5 Omagh Road, Ballygawley between Shantavney Road and Glencull Road will commence on Monday 27 July 2020.

Road resurfacing

The segregated footway adjacent the carriageway will be resurfaced to enhance this provision for pedestrians.

To complete the scheme safely, it will be necessary to implement a Lane Closure from 8.00 am on Monday 27 July to 6.00 pm on Saturday 5 September 2020. Due to the nature of the scheme it will be necessary to implement a 40mph speed limit and prohibition of overtaking. A 10mph speed limit will also apply during the works through use of a convoy system.

In addition a full road closure will be in place from 6.00 am on Saturday 8 August to 6.00 am on Monday 10 August 2020 during which the road will be fully closed to all traffic. During this closure a two way signed diversion will be in place via A4 Ballygawley, Augher, Clogher, Fivemiletown, Enniskillen, A32 Irvinestown, Dromore and Omagh.

The Department has carefully planned these road works and associated traffic management arrangements in order to minimise inconvenience to the public. Road users are advised to allow extra time for their journey and to follow the alternative routes which will be clearly signed on the approaches to the closure.

Completion of the work is subject to favourable weather conditions, however, 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. 

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

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