Kennedy announces £410,000 improvement works in Mid-Ulster

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TRANSPORT Minister Danny Kennedy announced £410,000 funding for two resurfacing schemes in the Cookstown and Magherafelt areas.

The Minister said: “This significant investment will greatly improve the strength and surface quality of two busy routes within the Mid-Ulster area.

“Preparatory work for a £120,000 resurfacing scheme in the Magherafelt District Council area has begun on the Glen Road in Maghera from the Glenshane Road to the Tullyheran Road.”

This scheme, which is expected to take a total of four weeks to complete, will require a one-day road closure to facilitate the laying of the final surfacing works. The closure is programmed for Friday 11 October 2013. Diversions will be via the Glenshane Road, the Tobermore Road and the Mullagh Road.

The Minister continued: “Preparatory work in the Cookstown area has also started on the Tullywiggan Road, from Grange Road to the entrance of Tullyhogue Fort. This £290,000 scheme is programmed to be completed by the 21 October 2013.”

A road closure will be required to facilitate strengthening and surfacing works. The closure will commence on 14 October 2013 for a period of two weeks. During this closure traffic will be diverted via the Dungannon Road and the Sherrigrim Road.

To help minimise any inconvenience to the travelling public and local communities the majority of this work is programmed to be completed using lane closures, however in order to ensure the safety of the public and site personnel some road closures will be required.

The above planned dates are subject to favourable weather conditions and Roads Service will keep the public informed of any change.

Roads Service has carefully programmed the works operations and traffic management arrangements 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.