Road improvement scheme for A21 Ballygowan Road, Ballygowan

Date published: 02 June 2023

A carriageway resurfacing scheme on A21 Ballygowan Road, Ballygowan will commence on Monday 5 June 2023.

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The resurfacing scheme will involve the asphalt resurfacing of a 2.1 kilometre stretch of the Ballygowan Road between the Magherascouse Road junction and the Hillsborough Road junction.

This work will greatly improve the strength and surface quality of this section of the road network to the benefit of local residents, businesses and those travelling between Ballygowan and Comber and is expected to be completed by Friday 30 June 2023.

To facilitate the safe delivery of the scheme it will be necessary to implement a road closure from 9.30 am to 4.30 pm, from Monday 5 June 2023 through to Friday 30 June 2023. The road will be open to traffic overnight and at the weekends.

During these times there will be a signed diversionary route via A21 Comber Road, A21 Saintfield Road Roundabout, A23 Belfast Road, A23 Moneyreagh Road and B178 Hillsborough Road.

Local access for residents and emergency services will be maintained at all times, however some minor delays may be experienced.

The Department has programmed the work operations and traffic management arrangements to minimise inconvenience, however, road users should expect some delays and are advised to allow additional time when travelling in the vicinity of the works and are asked to comply with all temporary traffic restrictions. 

Subject to favourable weather conditions all work will be completed by 30 June 2023, 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 more information about this and other improvement schemes visit:  Trafficwatchni


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