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Work set to get underway for Castle Street facelift

Castle Street in Ballymena

Works will begin this summer on a Public Realm Improvement Scheme in Castle Street/Bridge Street.


The scheme is being funded by the Department for Communities and will be delivered by contractors FP McCann Ltd.

Overall the scheme will see the upgrade of Bridge Street, opposite the Braid, and Castle Street, from Church Street to the junction with Meeting House Lane, with granite paving and kerbing, new lighting and carriageway resurfacing.

Public realm works scheme for Castle Street, Ballymena


Paving will also be extended at the roundabout on Castle Street and across the front entrance at St Patrick’s Church, to the junctions with Trostan Avenue and Meeting House Lane, providing a consistent and high-quality finish of paving throughout the town centre.


It is planned that the Public Realm Works will be phased, commencing on Bridge Street, followed by the lower town centre end of Castle Street, before continuing to the top end of Castle Street towards St Patrick’s Church.


It is anticipated that enabling works by Open Reach (BT) will take place at the top of Castle Street, near St Patrick’s Church, week commencing 24 July. The Public Realm Works are planned to commence on Monday 7 August 2023, after scheduled NIE works have concluded, with the last phased section planned to be completed by late November 2023.


For the duration of the works on Castle Street, traffic will be restricted to a single lane, with a one-way system in place from Meeting House Lane to Bridge Street, enablingcontinued vehicle access to business, public and private car parks.


Businesses along Castle Street and Bridge Street will be open as normal throughout the works and pedestrian access to homes and businesses in the area will be maintained at all times.



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