Work to begin on £250,000 resurfacing

WORK begins next week on a major £250,000 resurfacing work in Dungannon and traffic diversions are to be set up for those travelling between Dungannon to Cookstown.

The resurfacing works of Circular Road and Cookstown Road, Dungannon will begin next week on Monday 25 July 2011.

Roads Service plans to resurface Circular Road, Dungannon, from the Leisure Centre to the Hospital Roundabout and the Cookstown Road from the Hospital Roundabout to Drumglass School over a four week period.

To facilitate the work traffic on Circular Road will be restricted to one way, with traffic flowing one way only on Circular Road from the Chapel to the Hospital Roundabout from 25 -31 July.

During this time the footpaths will be reconstructed and road drainage improvements undertaken. Circular Road will be closed to through traffic in both directions from 1-6 August to facilitate resurfacing of the road. Signed diversion routes will be in operation via Quarry Lane, Newell Road, Ballygawley Road, Railway Road, Wellington Road, Northland Row and vice versa.

Work on the Cookstown Road is programmed to start on Monday 8 August. From 8-13 August traffic on the Cookstown Road will be controlled with portable traffic signals to accommodate the work. Some traffic delays will be unavoidable.

The Cookstown Road will be closed to through traffic from the junction with C636 Tullycullion Road to the Hospital Roundabout from Monday 15 August to Sunday 28 August to facilitate resurfacing of the road. A signed diversion route will be in operation via Tullycullion Road, Donaghmore Road, Newell Road, Quarry Lane and vice versa.

Vehicular access will be maintained to properties on the closed sections of road but some delays will be unavoidable.

Roads Service would like to thank road users for their patience while the improvements are being carried out and apologises for any unavoidable disruption to traffic during the works. The work is being undertaken during the school summer holiday period to reduce traffic disruption.