Road improvement scheme for Comber Road, Ballygowan

Date published: 27 August 2021

A £355,000 resurfacing scheme on the A21 Comber Road, Ballygowan will commence on Monday 13 September 2021.

The improvement work will include resurfacing of the A21 Comber Road, Ballygowan from the Ballygowan Roundabout to a point approximately 50 metres on the Ballygowan side of The Brea, a length of some 1,100 metres. 

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon said: 

“This significant investment on this important A Class road will greatly improve the strength and surface quality of this key transport link.  This will benefit all who use it including businesses and residents in the area.  I would like to thank the travelling public and local residents in advance for their cooperation while these much needed works are completed.”

To complete the scheme safely traffic management measures will be in place from Monday 13 September until Friday 29 October 2021. The traffic management measures will involve full closures on the Comber Road between the hours of 9.30 am and 4:30 pm. During these times a diversion will be in place. The traffic will be diverted along A23 Belfast / Moneyreagh Road, B178 Hillsborough Road and A21 Ballygowan / Comber Road.             

The road will be open to traffic outside these hours, Monday to Friday and all day Saturday and Sunday. Local access for residents, and users of schools, and emergency services will be maintained at all times during the works. 

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.

In order to help ensure the safety of road users and road workers, the public is asked to comply with all temporary traffic restrictions and to take extra care when travelling in the vicinity of the works.

Substantial completion of the work by 29 October 2021 is dependent on favourable weather conditions.  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 work in place for staff and contractors.

For traffic information about this and other improvement schemes visit: Trafficwatchni


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