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Major £230,000 road improvement scheme for Newtownhamilton estate after years of campaigning

Dungormley Estate, Newtownhamilton

A £230,000 carriageway resurfacing scheme in Dungormley Estate, Newtownhamilton will begin in two weeks time – after years of campaigning by residents.

The improvement work will extend the full length of Dungormley Estate from its junction with Armagh Road to Castleblaney Street.

The scheme includes resurfacing of the carriageway and upgrading of road drainage.

To facilitate the works, it will be necessary to operate a daily weekday road closure (Monday – Friday) between the hours of 8am and 6pm from Monday, February 15 until Friday, March 26.

During these times a diversion will be in place with traffic being diverted via Armagh Street and Castleblaney Street.

The road will be open to traffic in the evenings, during weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday. Local access will be maintained for residents and emergency services.

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 road closure.

Completion of the work by March 26 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.

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

Sinn Fein Councillor Barra O’Muiri, commented: “When I first became Councillor in 2014, one of my first meetings was with Pete Haughey, Ann and John Gollogly and Joey Connolly to discuss the fence, the trees and the state of the road.

“The fence was replaced, the trees were cut back and the backs of the houses were tarred. After seven years of campaigning, the main road through Dungormley will be resurfaced, with an emphasis on road safety included.”

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