Road improvement scheme at A49 Old Ballynahinch Road

Date published: 31 January 2017

TransportNI has commenced a £60,000 improvement scheme to demolish a retaining wall and provide a grass verge on the A49 Old Ballynahinch Road, County Down adjacent to Pot Hill Lane.

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Work commenced on Monday 30 January 2017 and is due to be complete by Friday 3 March. To allow this work to be carried out while ensuring the safety of road users and operatives, a single lane will be closed from 9.30 am to 4.00 pm daily from 30 January to 3 February, with temporary traffic signals in operation.

The Old Ballynahinch Road will also be closed in both directions from 6.00 am on Saturday 4 February until 8.00 pm on Sunday 5 February. Traffic will diverted along the A24 Belfast Road and B6 Saintfield Road. 

From Sunday 5 February to Friday 17 February a single lane will be closed continuously and from Friday 17 February to Friday 3 March a single lane will be closed from 9.30 am to 4.00 pm daily.  Temporary traffic signals will remain in operation and a temporary 40mph speed limit will also be in force.

Variable message signs have been erected to notify motorists of the closures however it is inevitable that there will be some disruption for road users. TransportNI aims to keep disruptions to a minimum and drivers are asked to observe the signage and allow additional time for their journeys.

The planned dates for the scheme are subject to favourable weather conditions and TransportNI will keep the public informed of any change.

TransportNI would like to thank drivers for their patience while this necessary improvement is carried out.

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