A £350,000 road improvement scheme on the A50 Ballyward Road, Ballyward is due to commence on Monday 8 January 2018.
The scheme, which will involve drainage works and the resurfacing of a 2km stretch of the A50 Ballyward Road, Ballyward from the Flush Road junction to the Gargarry Road/Clanmaghhery Road junction, will deliver significant improvements to both the structural integrity and surface of the road. The work is expected to be completed by 2 March 2018.
To facilitate the works the A50 Ballyward Road will be closed from Monday 8 January 2018 to Friday 2 March 2018 from 9am to 4:30pm during the week and open at weekends and evenings. The diversion route will be signed via A50 Ballyward Road, B7 Dromara Road/Tirkelly Road/Ballyroney Road/Dromore Street, A25 Main Street/Downpatrick Street/Castlewellan Road/Dublin Road and A50 Bann Road.
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 drive with care when travelling through, or in the vicinity, of the works
The Department has programmed the works operations and traffic management arrangements to minimise any inconvenience, however, drivers should expect some delays and are advised to leave additional time when travelling in the area.
The dates and duration of the works will be dependent on the progress of the scheme and on favourable weather conditions.
For traffic information about this and other improvement schemes visit: www.trafficwatchni.com