A major £183,000 carriageway resurfacing scheme in Keady will begin next week.
Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has announced work on the Castleblaney Road scheme will begin on Monday March 2.
The resurfacing work will extend a distance of 960 metres from its junction with the Crossnenagh Road to the border with Co. Monaghan.
Minister Mallon said: “I have made clear my intent to tackle the regional imbalance in infrastructure. I want any investment in roads to reflect the need across our entire network.
“I am pleased to announce this road improvement scheme on the Castleblaney Road, which represents an investment of £183,000 in the Keady area.
“This scheme will greatly enhance the road surface for all who use it and will better connect people of the area across the border with County Monaghan for many years to come, enhancing north-south travel, which will benefit our communities and business.
“Our local engineering staff are working with our stakeholders to co-ordinate these essential roadworks and are publishing details in advance to help people plan alternate routes.”
To help ensure the safety of those using the roads, it will be necessary to operate a daily weekday road closure (Monday – Friday) between the hours of 8am and 6pm from Monday 2 March until Friday 27 March. A signed diversion will be in place via Castleblaney Road – Darkley Road – Blaney Road – R182 – R181 and vice versa.
The road will be open to traffic in the evenings during the week and all day Saturday and Sunday.
The Department has programmed the work and traffic management arrangements to minimise any inconvenience, however, drivers should expect some delays and are advised to leave additional time when planning any journeys.
Completion of the work by 27 March is dependent on favourable weather conditions.
For traffic information about this and other improvement schemes visit: www.trafficwatchni.com