Major Environmental Schemes in Keady and Richhill will commence in a matter of weeks.
The schemes, which will transform the two areas, are expected to begin in late April/early May, with a completion date of November this year.
Six contractors were shortlisted for the work just before Christmas and this week one was expected to be awarded the projects.
The contractor will engage in a detailed design process, which will take a number of weeks to complete.
In Keady, the town centre will benefit from environmental improvement along Bridge Street, Davis Street, Market Street, Kinlowen Street and on the Armagh Road. It will also see works in other public areas in the town, including the area around the existing monument, library and mill.
The main body of work will run from Kinelowen Street at the Fire Station right up the town to the site of the former Police Station at Davis Street.
In Richhill, the work will centre on lands adjacent to Nos 1 – 7 The Square, St Matthew’s Church of Ireland and Richhill Castle and Grounds.
It will also include resurfacing and new paving to pedestrian footpaths and public spaces, new street furniture, replacement street lighting and tree planting.
These plans are finally coming to fruition after years in the pipeline.