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£550,000 road improvement scheme set to get underway on A2 Coast Road in Cushendall

Updated: Mar 13

Cushendall, County Antrim

Infrastructure Minister John O’Dowd has announced that a £550,000 carriageway resurfacing scheme on the A2 Coast Road, Cushendall will commence on Tuesday 19 March 2024.

The resurfacing scheme will extend from Ballyeamon Road to 120m south of Gortaclee Road.

Minister O’Dowd said: 

“It is vital that all available capital budget within my Department is fully utilised to deliver much needed investment in our infrastructure, including on the maintenance of our roads. I have allocated an additional £1million to address potholes in this financial year and £8.1m to deliver resurfacing schemes to continue to address the poor condition of our road network.   

“This substantial investment of £550,000 for the Cushendall area from that additional funding will deliver significant benefits for residents and road users. The investment demonstrates my commitment to improving our road network, which is vital for connecting our businesses and communities.

"I would like to thank residents, local businesses and commuters for their patience while this essential infrastructure work is carried out.”

To facilitate the safe delivery of the scheme it will be necessary to implement a road closure between the hours of 9:15am and 4:30pm from Tuesday 19 March until Thursday 28 March, and on Friday 29 March 2024 from 9:15 am until 12 noon.   

During these times, signed diversionary routes will be in place via:  B14 Ballyemon Road - A43 Glenariffe Road - A2 Coast Road and vice versa.

The Department has programmed the work operations and traffic management arrangements to minimise inconvenience. However, while steps have been taken to accommodate local access and Translink bus and school services throughout the scheme, road users should expect some delays and are advised to allow additional time when travelling in the vicinity of the works and are asked to comply with all temporary traffic restrictions. 

Subject to favourable weather conditions, the works will be substantially complete by Friday 29 March 2024, however the Department will keep the public informed of any change.


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