£275,000 Road Improvement For Comber Bypass

A £275,000 carriageway resurfacing scheme at A21 Cherryvalley Line, Comber (Comber Bypass) is due to start on Monday 10 September 2018.

The resurfacing scheme will extend a distance of approximately 1km from the Killinchy Street roundabout to the Newtownards Road roundabout. It will deliver significant improvements to both the structural integrity and surface of the road which forms part of the Trunk Road network.

Due to the nature of the work and in order to ensure the safety of road users and road workers it will be necessary to operate road closures as detailed below. The Cherryvalley Line, Comber (Comber Bypass) will be closed to through traffic:

*  From 7.00pm to 6.00am on consecutive nights from Monday 10 September 2018 to Friday 14 September 2018; and

*  From 6.00am on Saturday 15 September to 6.00am on Monday 17 September 2018.

During the evening and overnight work a diversion will be in place via Newtownards Road, Bridge Street and Killinchy Street.

At the weekend a diversion will be in place via Belfast Road/Comber Road, Upper Newtownards Road/Kempestones Road, Newtownards Bypass(Blair Mayne Road South and Messines Road) and Comber/Newtownards Road due to anticipated heavier traffic volumes.

The works operations and traffic management arrangements have been carefully programmed 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.

While access to Comber town centre will be maintained at all times, motorists travelling onwards through Comber are advised to use the diversion route at the weekend to avoid delays.

Local access will be maintained and all diversions and restrictions will be clearly signposted.

Work is expected to be completed by 17 September 2018, however dates for the scheme are subject to favourable weather conditions and the Department will keep the public informed of any change.

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