A £380,000 carriageway resurfacing scheme will commence in Armagh next Monday – July 26.
The improvement work will extend approximately 1.1 kilometres from its junction with Mullacreevie housing estate to its junction with the A3 at the Irish Street slip road link to include 250 metres of new street lighting.
To facilitate the works, it will be necessary to implement temporary traffic signals between the hours of 9am and 5pm from Monday, July 26 until Friday, August 6 (Monday to Friday only).
Following this a closure will be in place from 9am until 5pm each day from Monday, August 9 until Friday, August 20. The road will be open evenings and at weekends.
During periods of closure traffic will be diverted via the A3 Slip Road North, A3 Irish Street, A3 Monaghan Road, B210 Coolkill Road and A28 Killylea Road
Local access for residents and emergency services will be maintained at all times.
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 closure.
Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon said: “This significant investment will greatly improve the strength and surface quality of this section of the road network in to the benefit of all who use it. I would like to thank local residents and businesses in advance for their cooperation and ask that they comply with all temporary traffic restrictions while these much needed works are completed.”
Completion of the work by August 20 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: TrafficwatchNI.