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New Year £100,000 resurfacing scheme will see Co Armagh road closed for most of January

A £100,000 carriageway resurfacing scheme on Gallrock Road, Birches will commence on Monday, January 6.

The resurfacing works will extend a distance of approximately 1.5 kilometres from the junction of the Clonmacash Road to close to the M1 motorway bridge.

On completion, the scheme will deliver significant improvements to both the structural integrity and surface of the road.

Due to the nature of the scheme it will be necessary to operate a daily road closure between the hours of 8am and 6pm from Monday 6 January 2020 to Friday 24 January 2020.

During these times a two-way diversion will be in place via Clonmacash Road, Belmont Road, Cloncarrish Road and Birches Road.

Diversionary routes will be clearly signed and local access for residents and businesses will be maintained at all times during the works. The road will be open to traffic from 6:00pm until 8:00am daily with no closure in place over the weekends.

In order to help ensure the safety of road users and road workers, the public is asked to comply with all temporary traffic restrictions and to drive with care when travelling through, or in the vicinity of, the works.

The Department has programmed the works operations and traffic management arrangements to minimise any inconvenience, however drivers should expect some delays and are advised to leave additional time when travelling in the area.

Completion of work by Friday 24 January 2020 is dependent on favourable weather conditions. The Department will keep the public informed of any change.

For more information about this and other road schemes visit:

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