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Daytime road closures during £170,000 resurfacing scheme in north Armagh

A £170,000 carriageway resurfacing scheme in north Armagh will commence next Monday, September 16.

The resurfacing works on various stretches of the Derrylee Road, Birches – near Maghery – 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, September 16 to Friday, October 18.

During these times a two-way diversion will be in place via Derrylee Road, Maghery Road, Clonmakate Road, Birches Road, Derryhubbert Road, M1 flyover and Tamnamore 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 6pm until 8am daily and no closure will be 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.

The scheme is expected to be completed by Friday, October 18, however this is dependent on favourable weather conditions and the Department will keep the public informed of any change.

For more information about this and other road schemes visit:

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