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Newry road to be closed overnight for resurfacing scheme

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A £106,000 resurfacing scheme is to begin at Boat Street, Newry, from tomorrow, September 1, and is expected to last for one week.

The improvement work will extend from William Street/Abbey Way to the junction with Quay Street and includes resurfacing of the carriageway with upgrading of road drainage.

The Department for Infrastructure said that to help ensure the safety of those using the road and to facilitate the works, it will be necessary to operate a road closure, overnight each night, excluding weekends, from 7pm to 6am.

This will begin on September 1 until 6am on Thursday, September 8.

An alternative route will be signed with traffic being diverted via A28 William Street – A2 Kilmorey Street – Quay Street – Chapel Street – Upper Chapel Street – O’Neill Avenue – Barley Land and vice versa.

The road will be open to traffic during daytime hours and all day Sunday. Local access for residents and emergency services will be maintained although some minor delays may be experienced.

A spokesperson said: “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.

“Completion of the work by September 8 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.”

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