£4m spent on roads improvements in Cookstown area

Cookstown'Main Street
Cookstown'Main Street

£4million has been spent on roads infrastructure in the Cookstown area, over the last 12 months.

Roads Minister Danny Kennedy said: “My Department has invested over £135million in structural maintenance, improving many miles of road infrastructure across Northern Ireland in the last financial year.

“In particular in the Cookstown area, despite ever increasing demands on budgets, DRD invested over £4million in delivering a comprehensive range of road schemes and maintenance work.

“DRD is using its available resources highly effectively and continues to deliver quality public services in Cookstown and across Northern Ireland.”

Highlighting resurfacing schemes, the Minister said: “Road users in the area have quickly realised the benefits of the investment by the Department with the completion of a number of schemes including the resurfacing on James Street, Morgans Hill Road and Cemetery Road, Cookstown.”

Previewing the work scheduled in the area over the next year Danny Kennedy said: “DRD’s programme for this financial year includes major trunk road resurfacing schemes to be carried out at Oldtown Street/Millburn Street, Cookstown and a range of traffic management measures including traffic calming and Safer Routes to Schools projects.”

Speaking at the meeting, Strategic Roads Improvement Manager, Seamus Keenan, outlined some of the other significant areas of work completed by the Division including resurfacing of the Springhill Road Moneymore, Mullanahoe Road Ardboe, provision of a double right turning lane on the Dungannon Road/Tullylagan Road/Killygarvan Road and the improvement to sightlines at the Battery Road/Dumenny Road junction.

To find out more about road improvements and the work of the Department for Regional Development visit: http://www.drdni.gov.uk