£500k resurfacing schemes in Newry

April 15, 2013

Two resurfacing schemes valued at around £480,000 are underway in the Newry area, Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy announced last Friday.

Resurfacing schemes are taking place on the A2 Kilmorey Street which is valued at £330,000, while a scheme on the A28 Armagh Road, is valued at some £150,000.

Work on the A2 Kilmorey Street, Newry is between William Street and the Greenbank roundabout and will involve the resurfacing of approximately 1km of road.  Improvements will provide new surfacing to the carriageways and where necessary the drainage and associated footways will also be improved. Works has already started and is expected to last for approximately 8 weeks.

In order to facilitate the works and ensure the safety of workers and the public, restricted lane widths and traffic control measures will be required to complete the surfacing works.  The works will start at the Greenbank roundabout and work towards the William Street junction.  Partial footway closures will be necessary to complete the works with pedestrians guided to use the opposite footway.

A limited traffic diversion for Newry bound traffic will be in operation during the works where motorists will be diverted onto River Street.

It may also be necessary to use night time working along some sections to complete the works.  During the works access will be available to local residents and businesses within the length of the work.

The scheme is expected to be substantially completed on Friday 31 May 2013.

Work has also started on a £153,000 trunk road resurfacing scheme on the A28 Armagh Road which should be completed by the end of this week.  The works will comprise of approximately 0.5km of carriageway resurfacing of the A28 Armagh Road, Newry from just south of the Cranky Road to the U5031.   The improvements will provide new surfacing to the carriageways and hard shoulders where necessary the drainage and associated works will also be improved.

A partial road closure for the surfacing works is in place.The south bound lane of the A28 Armagh Road will be closed to traffic from 9am to 4.30pm on a daily basis.   A diversion will be operational via Markethill, Tandragee and Newry.   A temporary 40mph speed limit will be in place during the works.

During the works access will be available to local residents and businesses within the length of the work.

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

Danny Kennedy said the schemes represent a major investment in the roads infrastructure in Newry.

“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.

“Road users are also advised to obey the speed restrictions, the road closure and the direction signs at all times and to cooperate with site personnel in the interests of safety whilst these improvement works are being carried out.”