TransportNI Divisional Network Maintenance Manager Gary Quinn has met with Causeway Coast and Glens Council to update members on the Department for Infrastructure’s programme for the area and progress on schemes underway in Causeway Coast and Glens.
Addressing Causeway Coast and Glens Council, Mr Quinn said:
“In the next six months, the Causeway Coast and Glens area will see the completion of a number of infrastructure projects that will realise significant benefits for both the local community and commuters.
“Work on the A26 Frosses Road dualling scheme is progressing very well with over 70 per cent of the work completed. The £55 million scheme is on track to be opened to traffic in the summer of 2017.
“The coming months will see upgrades completed including the B62 Ballybogey Road, Ballybogey, B67 Ballycastle Road, Coleraine, B74 Main Street, Feeny and B146 Causeway Road, Bushmills. Combined, this represents an investment of £450,000 and a range of other local traffic and safety measures have also already been delivered."
Mr Quinn was also able to advise Council that additional funding secured in the October monitoring will facilitate the delivery of a further £1.5 million of structural maintenance work in the Council area this financial year. Design work is already under way for a £40,000 upgrade to the Vehicle Restraint System at A43 Glenariff Road.
Concluding Mr Quinn said:
“It is also worth noting other infrastructure works in the area recently completed, including £2 million invested to resurface 12 kilometres of carriageway, most notably, A6 Foreglen Road, Dungiven; A37 Broad Road and B69 Seacoast Road, Limavady; A26 Frosses Road, B16 Kilraughts Road, B62 Gate End / Milltown Road, Ballymoney,
“In addition, £783,000 has been invested to provide surface dressing treatment on 53 kilometres of carriageway and more than 10 kilometres of rural roads have also been resurfaced under the Rural Roads Initiative at a cost of £500,000.”
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