Kennedy announces progress on £6.8million investment in Dungannon and South Tyrone

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Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy has provided an update on the Road Service’s improvement schemes totalling £6.8million in the Dungannon and South Tyrone area this year.

A meeting between Roads Service and Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council took place last night (Monday 2nd December).

The Minister said: “A wide range of road improvement and maintenance schemes are planned or already complete in the Dungannon and South Tyrone Borough Council area.

“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 Maintenance Manager, Sam Webb, highlighted a number of improvement and maintenance schemes currently planned or progressed.

Mr Webb welcomed expenditure on structural maintenance which had allowed the Division to deliver projects including planned resurfacing of significant stretches on the A4 Ballagh Road Fivemiletown, A5 Omagh Road, Ballygawley as well as Colebrook Road, Fivemiletown.

Mr Webb said: “As well as excellent progress on the resurfacing programme, I am pleased to note the recent completion of carriageway safety improvements on the B106 Bovean Road where a sightline scheme was completed as well as a footpath upgrade on Quarry Lane Dungannon. Road safety and traffic progression has been enhanced on the A4 with nearside passing bays at the Kell Road junction and, similarly on the A5, at the Greenhill Road junction.”

He added: “Further programmed safety schemes for the future include traffic calming at Newmills and Bush, junction improvements at Carnteel Road and a footpath link on Gortgonis Road, Coalisland.”