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Daily road closure on Lurgan’s Sloan Street for rest of July

Sloan Street Lurgan

A £280,000 carriageway resurfacing scheme on Sloan Street, Lurgan is due to commence on Monday (July 19).

This improvement scheme, which extends a distance of approximately 765 metres along Sloan Street, Lurgan from the junction of Edward Street to Russell Drive, includes resurfacing of the carriageway and upgrading of road drainage.

Due to the nature of the scheme it will be necessary to operate a daily road closure between the hours of 8am and 6 pm from Monday 19 July 2021 to Friday 23 July 2021 and from Monday 26 July to Friday 30 July 2021. During these times a diversion will be in place with traffic being diverted via Edward Street, Millennium Way and Union Street.

The road will be open to traffic in the evenings, local access for residents, access to Lurgan Hospital and emergency services will be maintained at all times during the works although some delays may be experienced.

In addition, it will be necessary to operate road closures between the hours of 6.00 pm on Saturday 24 July to 6.00 pm on Sunday 25 July 2021 and between the hours of 6.00 pm on Saturday 31 July to 6.00pm on Sunday 1 August 2021 on the Sloan Street, Russell Drive junction. Westbound / Eastbound traffic will be diverted via Sloan Street, Edward Street, Millennium Way and Union Street. Northbound / Southbound traffic will be diverted via Tandragee Road, Tullygally East Road, Tullygally Roundabout, Portadown Road, Parkview Street, Edward Street, Millennium Way and Union Street.

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.

Completion of the work by 1 August 2021 is dependent on favourable weather conditions. The Department will keep the public informed of any change. All work will be carried out in line with current public health and health and safety advice, with safe systems of working in place for staff and contractors.

Minister Mallon welcomed the scheme: “This investment will greatly improve the strength and surface quality of this section of Sloan Street, Lurgan to the benefit of local residents and those who travel through the area. I would like to thank the public and local residents in advance for their cooperation and ask that they comply with all temporary traffic restrictions while these much needed works are completed.”

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

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