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Road closures for month of February as resurfacing scheme begins in Hamiltonsbawn

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A road on the outskirts of Hamiltonsbawn is set to be closed for the month of February.

The closures on the Mullurg Road will facilitate a £187,000 carriageway resurfacing scheme extending a distance of 750 metres between the Mullabrack Road and the Marlacoo Beg Road junction.

Work on the scheme will commence on Monday, February 3.

Minister Nichola Mallon said: “I have made clear my intent to tackle regional imbalance.

“I want any investment in road maintenance to reflect the need across our entire network. I am pleased to announce that the road improvement scheme on the Mullurg Road represents an investment of £187,000 in the Hamiltonsbawn area.

“This work will greatly improve the strength and surface quality of this section of road for the benefit of all who use it.

“It will also better connect communities and businesses to the Markethill and Portadown areas for many years to come.

“We are working with our stakeholders to co-ordinate these essential roadworks and are publishing details in advance to help people plan alternate routes and manage disruption.”

To help ensure the safety of those using the roads, it will be necessary to operate a weekday road closure (Monday – Friday) between 8am and 6pm from Monday, February 3 until Friday, February 28.

A diversion will be in place via Mullabrack Road, Hamiltonsbawn and Marlacoo Road and vice versa.

The road will be open to traffic in the evenings during the week and all day Saturday and Sunday.

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.

Completion of the work by February 28 is dependent on favourable weather conditions.

For traffic information about this and other improvement schemes visit: www.trafficwatchni.com

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