Rogan Welcomes Resurfacing Scheme For Hilltown Road

Rogan welcomes Hilltown Road £295,000 carriageway resurfacing scheme.

Rogan welcomes Hilltown Road £295,000 carriageway resurfacing scheme.

Sinn Féin MLA Emma Rogan has welcomed the £295,000 carriageway resurfacing scheme on the Hilltown Road, Kilcoo. 

The South Down MLA said: “I welcome the announcement of that this resurfacing scheme will commence within the next week (9th November).  

“The improvement work will extend a distance of approximately 1.3 kilometres from its junction with Castlewellan Road to Drumboniff Road and will include the resurfacing of the carriageway and upgrading of road drainage. 

“To facilitate the works it will be necessary to operate a weekday road closure (Monday – Friday) between the hours of 9.00am and 4.30pm from Monday 9 November until Friday 18 December 2020. 

“During these times a diversion will be in place with traffic being diverted via Hilltown Road, Castlewellan Road, Main Street, Rathfriland Road, Hilltown Road, Castlewellan Road Rathfriland and vice versa.

“The scheme will be of great benefit to the local community and will help improve transport connections for people, goods and services.” 

Traffic NI said that the road will be open to traffic in the evenings during the week and all day Saturday and Sunday. Local access for residents and emergency services will be maintained at all times.

The Department has carefully planned these road works and associated traffic management arrangements in order to minimise inconvenience to the public. Road users are advised to allow extra time for their journey and to follow the alternative routes which will be clearly signed on the approaches to the closure.

Emma Rogan added: “Sinn Féin will continue to lobby for increased investment in the infrastructure of our roads to maximise road safety and to help grow the local economy.”