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New street lighting and cycle-way planned as part of major upgrade to Armagh city road

A road closure will be in place as part of the scheme - which also includes resurfacing - on the Nursery Road and Callanbridge Road

Callanbridge Road, Armagh

Work will start on Monday on a £230,000 road improvement scheme along the Callanbridge and Nursery Roads in Armagh.

And the scheme – as well as including resurfacing and new street lighting – will also see the existing footway on Nursery Road widened to provide a shared footway/cycleway as part of a wider cycle plan for Armagh.

According to the Department of Infrastructure, this will enhance active travel opportunities in the area and link in with an existing off road cycle route.

The improvement work will extend a distance of approximately one kilometre from the junction of Nursery Road with the Killylea Road to the Callanbridge Road junction with the Battleford Road.

The carriageway will be resurfaced and road drainage upgraded.

The scheme will provide 340 metres of new combined footway/cycle track on Nursery Road from its junction with the Killylea Road and linking to National Cycle Network Route 91 at Callan Bridge / Windmill Hill, as well as 400 metres of new street lighting on Nursery Road.

Due to the nature of the scheme it will be necessary to operate a Monday to Friday road closure from 8am to 6pm daily. This runs from Monday through to Friday, August 21, when, depending on weather, work is due to be completed.

During these times a diversion will be in place with traffic being diverted via Killylea Road, Ballycrummy Road and Battleford Road.

The road will be open to traffic in the evenings during the week and all day Saturday and Sunday. Local access for residents will be maintained at all times during the works.

A DfI 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 and to follow the alternative routes which will be clearly signed on the approaches to the closure.”

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