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Two months of week-day road closures in Keady as major resurfacing scheme set to start

Work on the Tassagh Road is estimated to cost £455,000 and diversions are being put in place

A major resurfacing scheme on the Tassagh Road at Keady – at a cost of £445,000 – will get underway next month.

The work will extend a distance of approximately 1.3 kilometres, from 50 metres beyond the junction with Kinelowen Street to the junction with Bachelors Walk. A further 350 metres length between the Blairmont Road junction and Dundrum Road crossroads is also included.

Work starts on Monday, January 6, and according to the Department of Infrastructure, will deliver significant improvements to both the structural integrity and surface of the road in addition to surface drainage improvements.

Due to the nature of the scheme it will be necessary to operate a daily weekday road closure Monday to Friday, from 8am to 6pm, from Monday, January 6, until Friday, February 28.

During these times a diversion will be in place, with traffic directed via the Armagh Road, Keady Road, Newtownhamilton Road and Tassagh Road.

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

The DofI spokesperson added: “Diversionary routes will be clearly signed and local access for residents will be maintained at all times during the works.

“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 exercise 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, road users should expect some delays and are advised to leave additional time when planning any journeys.

“Completion of the work by 28 February is dependent on favourable weather conditions, however, the Department will keep the public informed of any change.”

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