TransportNI confirms infrastructure programme for Lisburn and Castlereagh

Date published: 30 November 2016


TransportNI Eastern Divisional Manager Kevin Monaghan has met with Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council to update members on the Department for Infrastructure’s programme for the area and progress on schemes underway in Lisburn and Castlereagh‎.

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Addressing Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council, Mr Monaghan said:

“In the next six months, the council area will see the completion of a number of infrastructure projects that will realise significant benefits for both the local community and commuters.

“Site work is nearing completion for the £1.3 million upgrade to the A24 Old Ballynahinch Road at Temple Crossroads, Lisburn, which includes the provision of a new four arm roundabout along the A24 Old Ballynahinch Road, incorporating the realignment of existing approaches from the B6 Saintfield Road.

“The coming months will see a number of resurfacing schemes completed, including the Culcavy Road, Hillsborough; Newton Park, Castlereagh; the C363 Moira Road (A1 to Kilwarlin Road); and the Glenavy Road, Lisburn."

Mr Monaghan was also able to advise the Council that additional funding secured in October monitoring will facilitate the delivery of a further £1.1 million of structural maintenance work in the Council area this financial year.  He said:

“Work is completed on the provision of a pedestrian footpath with street lighting to link existing footpaths at Prince William Road and Drumard Crescent and work is also completed at the A3 Moira Road junction with Knockmore Road with an upgrade of existing traffic signals and crossing facilities including additional pedestrian phase and the addition of filter arrow in association with resurfacing.”

Concluding Mr Monaghan said: 

“It is also worth noting other projects in the area recently completed, including a £400,000 carriageway widening and realignment to improve sight lines and forward visibility on the B23 Hillhall Road / Glen Road and a range of other Local Traffic and Safety Measures have also already been delivered.”

Notes to editors: 

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