Ballynahinch’s Magheraknock Rd Gets £225,000 Road Improvement

£255,000 resurfacing scheme on A49 Magheraknock Road, Ballynahinch. 

A £255,000 carriageway resurfacing scheme on the A49 Magheraknock Road, Ballynahinch will commence on Monday 22 October 2018.

The resurfacing work will extend a distance of approximately 1.25 kilometres from its junction with the Langley Estate, Ballynahinch towards Lisburn. The scheme will deliver significant improvements to both the structural integrity and surface of the road and improve road drainage.

Due to the nature of the scheme it will be necessary to operate a daily weekday road closure between the hours of 9.00am and 4.30pm from Monday 22 October until Friday 23 November 2018. During these times a diversion will be in place with traffic being diverted via Magheraknock Road/Old Ballynahinch Road, Saintfield Road, Carryduff Road/Belfast Road/Main Street, Harmony Road/Windmill Street, High Street and Lisburn Street.

Diversionary routes will be clearly signed and local access for residents will be maintained at all times during the works. The road will be open to traffic in the evenings during the week and all day Saturday and Sunday.

In order to help ensure the safety of road users and road workers the public is asked to comply with all temporary traffic restrictions and to drive with care when travelling through, or in the vicinity, of the works.

The Department has programmed the work and traffic management arrangements to minimise any inconvenience however, drivers should expect some delays and are advised to leave additional time when planning any journeys.

Work is expected to be completed by 23 November 2018 however this will be dependent on the progress of the scheme and on favourable weather conditions.

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