Two major £340,000 carriageway resurfacing schemes in north Armagh are due to commence later this month.
Work on the Kiln Road in Lurgan is due to commence on Monday, June 11 with an expected completion date of Friday, June 22.
The Lough Road, also in Lurgan will follow, with an expected start date of Saturday, June 23 and expected completion date of Friday, July 6.
The Kiln Road works will involve resurfacing at both the Silverwood Road end and the Lough Road end of the road, with extensive large scale patching between the resurfaced stretches.
A road closure will be in effect on Kiln Road from 9.30am to 4pm from Monday, June 11 to Friday, June 22.
To facilitate the resurfacing works, traffic is being diverted via Lough Road, Kinnegoe Embankment, Derrymacash Road and Ballynamoney Road.
Lough Road resurfacing will start from Albert Street in the direction of the M1 for a distance of 1.3 kilometres.
The Lough Road closure will be in effect from 8.00am to 6.00pm on Saturday, June 23 and Sunday, June 24, from 9.30am to 4pm Monday, June 25 to Friday, June 29, and from 8am to 6pm Saturday, June 30 to Friday 6 July. To facilitate the resurfacing work,s traffic is being diverted via Kiln Road, Silverwood Road, Eastway, Portadown Road, Edward Street, Church Place and William Street.
On completion, these schemes will deliver significant improvements to both the structural integrity and surface of the roads.
The Department has programmed the works operations and traffic management arrangements to minimise any inconvenience however, drivers should expect some delays and are advised to leave additional time when travelling in the area.
The above work is subject to favourable weather conditions and the Department will keep the public informed of any change.
For more information about this and other improvement schemes visit: www.TrafficwatchNI.com.
Sign up for our weekly newsletter here.