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Road Improvements In County Down
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£252,000 resurfacing scheme on Hospital Road, Newry.A

£252,000 carriageway resurfacing scheme on Hospital Road, Newry will commence on Monday 8 January 2018.

The scheme will deliver significant improvements to both the structural integrity and surface of the road. Work is expected to take approximately 8 weeks to complete.

The resurfacing works extend a distance of approximately 500m from Monaghan Street Roundabout to the main hospital entrance.

A temporary one-way system, from Carnagat Road to Monaghan Street, will operate for the duration of the works and on-street parking will be temporarily restricted.

Traffic will be diverted via. Camlough Road and Carnagat Road. Diversionary routes will be signed and local access for residents will be maintained at all times during the works.

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.

£217,000 road improvement scheme at Main Road / Bog Road, Portavogie. 

A £217,000 road improvement scheme on the A2 Main Road and U320 Bog Road, Portavogie is due to commence on Monday 8 January 2018.

The resurfacing scheme, which will greatly improve the strength and surface quality of the carriageway and footway on a 1.2km section of these important ‘A class’ and ‘U class’ roads in Portavogie will be substantially completed by the end of February.

To help ensure the safety of road users and contractors it will be necessary to operate temporary traffic signals and road closures during the course of the improvements.

Traffic seeking access to A2 Main Road will be diverted via A2 Main Road, Victoria Road, Springvale Road, B5 Greyabbey Road, Ballywalter Road, A20 Portaferry Road, B173 Rubane Road, A2 Cloughey Road.

Traffic seeking access to U320 Bog Road will be diverted via A2 Cloughey Road, B173 Kircubbin Road.

Local access will be maintained and all diversions and restrictions will be clearly signposted.

The planned dates for the scheme are subject to favourable weather conditions and the Department will keep the public informed of any change.

The works operations and traffic management arrangements have been carefully programmed in order to minimise any inconvenience to the public, however motorists should be aware that some delays may be expected and that additional time should be allowed when planning any journeys.

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For traffic information about this and other improvement schemes visit:

www.trafficwatchni.com