A £252,000 carriageway resurfacing scheme on Hospital Road, Newry will commence on Monday, January 8.
The scheme will deliver significant improvements to both the structural integrity and surface of the road. Work is expected to take approximately eight weeks to complete.
The resurfacing works extend a distance of approximately 500m from Monaghan Street Roundabout to the main hospital entrance.
A temporary one-way system, from Carnagat Road to Monaghan Street, will operate for the duration of the works and on-street parking will be temporarily restricted.
Traffic will be diverted via Camlough Road and Carnagat Road. Diversionary routes will be 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 drive with care when travelling through, or in the vicinity, of the works.
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 dates and duration of the works will be dependent on the progress of the scheme and on favourable weather conditions.
For traffic information about this and other improvement schemes visit: www.trafficwatchni.com