Over £3m to be spent on roads in Magherafelt district in 2013

Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy

Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy

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A MAJOR scheme of road works totalling £3.2million will be completed in the Magherafelt Council area this year.

On Tuesday, the Roads Minister Danny Kennedy met with local councillors to unveil further works, which will see improvements, in and arond, Magherafelt, Maghera and Draperstown.

“A wide range of road improvement and maintenance schemes are planned or already complete in the Magherafelt Council area,” said the minister.

“As well as allowing for an update on current schemes, the autumn round of Council meetings is a timely opportunity for Councils to discuss potential schemes and priorities.”

At the meeting, Network Development Manager, Mr Des McFarlane, highlighted a number of improvement and maintenance schemes currently planned or progressed.

Mr McFarlane welcomed expenditure on structural maintenance which had allowed the Division to deliver projects including planned resurfacing of significant stretches on the A6 at Carricknakeilt, A31 Glen Road, Maghera and Church Street Magherafelt.

“As well as excellent progress on the resurfacing programme, I am pleased to note the recent completion of carriageway safety improvements on the A31 Castledawson Road, Magherafelt,” said Mr McFarlane.

“This included a collision remedial scheme at Aghagaskin Road, 720metres of cyclepath and improvements to the junctions at Old Magherafelt Road and the entrance to Rossa sports grounds.

“Further programmed safety schemes for the future include traffic calming at Meadowbank Road and Craigadick Park.

“We intend to carry out the junction improvement scheme at the Mayogall Road /Bogashen Road, as well as resurfacing of Clooney Road, Tobermore and a section of Disert Road, Draperstown.”