TransportNI gives update on infrastructure programme for Mid and East Antrim

Date published: 17 November 2016


TransportNI Divisional Manager Deidre Mackle has met with Mid and East Antrim Council to update members on the Department for Infrastructure’s programme for the area and progress on schemes underway in Mid and East Antrim‎.

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Addressing Mid and East Antrim Council recently, Ms Mackle said:

“In the next six months, the Mid and East Antrim 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 a number of resurfacing schemes  completed, including the A42 Main Street, Portglenone, the A43 Glenravel Road, Cargan; the B53 Kilgad Road, Kells; and the B100 Ballyrickard Road, Larne. Ms Mackle was also able to advise Council that additional funding secured in October monitoring will facilitate the delivery of a further £1.2 million of structural maintenance work in the Council area this financial year.  

“Site work is also already under way for a £242,000 upgrade to the Vehicle Restraint System at A8 Harbour Highway and sea defence repairs at Branch Road and Cairncastle Road, Ballygally are also nearing completion.”

 Concluding Ms Mackle said: 

“It is also worth noting other projects in the area recently completed, including a £530,000 junction upgrade and road realignment at Woodtown Road to create a safer junction and a range of other Local Traffic and Safety Measures have also already been delivered.

“In addition, £300,000 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.”

Notes to editors: 

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