A major £350,000 resurfacing scheme will mean road closures on the Madden Road in Keady for up to two months.
Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has announced the spend with work to begin on Friday, January 31.
The scheme which extends along two sections of the Madden Road for 1.9 kilometres, is expected to be completed by Friday, March 27.
The first section is from The Madden Road junction with Madden Row to the Crosskeys Road junction and the second section is approximately 400 metres either side of the Derryhennet Road junction.
Preliminary drainage work on the scheme will commence on Friday, January 31 under temporary traffic management ahead of the resurfacing work which commences on Monday, February 10.
Minister Mallon said: “I am pleased to announce this significant investment in the Keady area. The work will greatly improve the strength and surface quality of this section of the road network 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.
“We in DfI are working with our stakeholders to co-ordinate these essential roadworks and are publishing details in advance to help people plan alternate routes.
“We will be working directly with Translink to determine how best to safely accommodate access to the local school during the road closure and parents will be advised of these arrangements.”
To help ensure the safety of those using the roads, it will be necessary to operate temporary traffic management from Friday, January 31 until Friday, February 7 before a weekday road closure (Monday – Friday) between 8am and 6pm from Monday, February 10 until Friday, March 27.
Access will be as per the signed diversion routes.
Traffic will be diverted via Madden Road, Monaghan Road, Irish Street, Keady Road and Armagh Road.
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 is dependent on favourable weather conditions.
For traffic information about this and other improvement schemes visit: www.trafficwatchni.com
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