Road improvement scheme for A23 Moneyreagh Road, Moneyreagh

Date published: 01 September 2023

A carriageway and footway resurfacing scheme on A23 Moneyreagh Road, Moneyreagh will commence on Monday 11 September 2023.

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The resurfacing scheme, which extends 100 metres south of Knockbracken Road / Gransha Road junction to Hillsborough Road, will deliver significant benefits for residents and road users.

To facilitate the scheme, it will be necessary to implement the works in two separate phases.

Phase 1 – 100 metres south of Knockbracken Road / Gransha Road junction to the re-aligned Hillsborough Road will require weekday road closures for the duration of the works from Monday 11 September 2023 until Friday 8 December 2023, between the hours of 9.30 am and 4.30 pm. A weekend road closure will also be in place to facilitate carriageway resurfacing from Saturday 18 November 2023 until Sunday 19 November 2023, between the hours of 7.00 am and 7.00 pm each day.

Phase 2 – re-aligned Hillsborough Road to the south side of the original Hillsborough Road junction will require weekday lane closures (using 4 Way Traffic Control) from Monday 8 January 2024 until Friday 26 January 2024, between the hours of 9.30 am and 4.30 pm. A continuous weekend road closure will also be required to facilitate carriageway resurfacing from Friday 19 January 2024 at 7.00 pm until Sunday 21 January 2023 at 7.00 pm.  

During these times, a signed diversionary route will be in place using the A7 Belfast Road / Saintfield Road - A24 Saintfield Road - A55 Upper Knockbreda Road - A23 Ballygowan Road and vice versa, with local access available using B178 Hillsborough Road / Comber Road where operations permit. Local access for residents and emergency services will be maintained at all times.

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 26 January 2024 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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