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£200,000 resurfacing for Armagh Road

REGIONAL Development Minister Danny Kennedy has announced £200,000 of major resurfacing on Armagh Road, Portadown.

Road works are due to start on Saturday 2 March in preparation for the resurfacing of a 600metres length of the Armagh Road Portadown, from the Armagh Road roundabout at Northway towards the end of the overtaking lane.

This will provide new surfacing to the carriageway and where necessary the drainage and hard shoulders will also be improved.

The Minister said: “The works will improve the structural condition of this stretch of carriageway and also enhance its running surface. Motorists should be aware that some delays may be expected and that additional time should be allowed when planning any journeys.”

Normal traffic flows will be maintained in the Portadown direction with a 40mph speed restriction. A road closure will be in place for Armagh bound traffic.

Traffic coming from Portadown will be diverted from the Armagh Road roundabout along the A27 Armagh Road to A27 Mahon Road to B78 Markethill Road and onwards on the A51 to Armagh. The speed restrictions and diversionary route will be signposted.

These traffic arrangements are required between Saturday 2 March 2013 and Friday 15 March 2013 for the safety of both those carrying out the work and the public.

During the period of the road closure access will only be available to local residents within the length of the closure and to local businesses from the Armagh direction.

Road users are also advised to obey the speed restrictions, the road closure and the direction signs at all times and to cooperate with site personnel in the interests of safety whilst these improvement works are being carried out.

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