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Castle Street to close for over 3 months as £827,500 facelift set to begin




Castle Street is set to be closed to vehicular traffic for over three months as Ballymena’s latest public realm works are scheduled to commence next week.


The £827,500 facelift will see the street get a makeover to fit in with other streets in the town which have been already been completed in recent years.


The Department for Communities has funded 90% (£745,000) of the cost of the works.



Footways will be upgraded with granite paving to match existing public realm scheme materials and the works recently carried out on Lower Mill Street in the town.


Paving will be extended around the roundabout on Meeting House Lane and across the front of St Patrick's Church to the junction with Trostan Avenue.


The scheme will also see the re-paving of the footway on Bridge Street opposite The Braid, thereby completing the works to ensure a consistent finish of paving from Lower Mill Street right through to Meeting House Lane.



The road carriageway of Castle Street will also be resurfaced.


Further schemes are continuing to be advanced by Council Officers for future delivery in 2023/24 and 2024/25 financial years, subject to funding.


These include the creation of two new civic spaces at Fairhill Square and Springwell Square in Ballymena.



Castle Street will be closed daily between Monday to Saturday to vehicular traffic from Bridge Street to Trostan Avenue, commencing on Monday 8 August 2022 at 07:30hrs to 18:30 hrs on Wednesday 30 November 2022.


Diversions will be signed via Bridge Street - A26 Lane Road Link - Demesne Avenue - Trostan Avenue and vice versa.