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O’Dowd announces £530,000 road improvement scheme in Portglenone & Bellaghy

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Infrastructure Minister John O’Dowd has announced that two carriageway resurfacing schemes totalling £530,000 on the A54 Ballymacombs Road, Portglenone, will commence on Monday 27 May 2024.


The first resurfacing scheme will extend from Glenone Road to Mullaghnamoyagh Road and the second scheme along a 1.4 kilometres section of road between Downings Road & Tamlaghtduff Road.



Minister O’Dowd said: 


“This substantial investment of £530,000 for the Portglenone & Bellaghy areas will deliver significant benefits for residents and road users and 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, from Clady Road, Portglenone to Ballynease Road, Bellaghy between the hours of 7.30 am and 6.00 pm from Monday 27 May 2024 until Friday 14 June 2024. 


During these times signed diversionary routes will be in place via A42 Clady Road / Mayogall Road, B182 Gulladuff Road, A54 Main Street / William Street / Ballynease 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 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 14 June 2024, however the Department will keep the public informed of any change.

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