Road improvement schemes for Maghaberry

Date published: 26 May 2022

Two road improvement schemes totalling £645,000 will commence in Maghaberry on Monday 6 June.

Image of resurfacing work being carried out

The first £368,000 resurfacing scheme on Mullaghcarton Road, stretches from Cross Lane to White Lane a distance of approximately 3.4 kilometres.

The second scheme costing £277,000 will be carried out along two sections of Maghaberry Road, from White Lane in a westerly direction for 1.24 kilometres towards Maghaberry Village and from the A26 Glenavy Road in an easterly direction towards Maghaberry Village for 0.53 kilometres. 

Minister O’Dowd said:  

“This is a significant investment for the road network in Maghaberry and will benefit local residents, businesses and those who travel through the area. The Department has planned the schemes to run simultaneously to keep disruption to a minimum and I would like to thank the public and local residents in advance for their cooperation and ask that they comply with all temporary traffic restrictions while the work is completed.”

To facilitate both schemes it will be necessary to implement weekday road closures along the affected roads for the duration of the works from Monday 6 June until Friday 12 August 2022 between the hours of 8.00am and 6.00pm.  During these times a signed diversionary route will be in place using the Maghaberry Road - Mullaghcarton Road - A26 Glenavy Road - A3 Lisburn Road - Dagger Road and vice versa.  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 12 August 2022, 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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