Resurfacing works to recommence on A5 Omagh Road at Ballymacilroy Hill

Date published: 13 October 2020

Phase 2 of the resurfacing works on a section of the A5 Omagh Road, Ballygawley between Shantavny Road and Ballynasaggart Road will commence on Thursday 15 October 2020.

Resurfacing work

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

To complete the scheme safely and minimise disruption to the travelling public the scheme has been divided into two elements.

The first which will involve upgrading the drainage systems and kerbing will necessitate the implementation of a lane closure from 8.00 am on Thursday 15 October to 6.00 pm on Saturday 15 November 2020. Given the nature of the works, in the interest of public safety and the safety of those carrying out the works, a mandatory 40mph speed limit and prohibition of overtaking will be in place.

The second phase which will involve laying the final road surface and road markings, it will be necessary to close the road to Omagh bound traffic on the weekends of Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 of November and Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 November 2020. During this time a signed diversion will be in place via A4 Ballygawley, Augher, Clogher, Fivemiletown, Enniskillen, A32 Irvinestown, Dromore and Omagh. The road will remain open to Belfast bound traffic but will be subject to traffic control measures including speed limits and prohibition of overtaking.

The Department has carefully planned these road works and associated traffic management arrangements in order to minimise inconvenience to the public. Road users are asked to avoid the route where possible and 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: TrafficwatchNI.

Notes to editors: 

  1. Phase 1 of the scheme commenced in July 2020 and was completed in September 2020.
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