Major roadworks on the Armagh to Newry Road will take up to two months to complete.
The £220,000 road improvement scheme for the A28 Armagh – Newry Road at the B3 Tandragee Road junction (Markethill) will commence on Monday, March 12.
The scheme will involve the provision of a dedicated right turn lane into the Tandragee Road and widening of the Tandragee Road at the junction to facilitate left and right lanes for exiting onto the main A28 Armagh – Newry Road.
The scheme will improve road safety and deliver significant benefits to the road network.
The work is expected to take six to eight weeks to complete.
To facilitate the works a temporary 40mph speed limit will be in place. Traffic will not be able to exit the Tandragee Road junction during the construction period and a signed diversion will be in operation.
The diversion route for traffic accessing the A28 from Tandragee will be the B131 Drumnamether Road and B78 Mullurg Road.
Full road closures may be required towards the end of the project for final resurfacing works and the dates for these will be confirmed closer to the time.
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 dates and duration of the works will be dependent on the progress of the scheme and on favourable weather conditions.
For traffic information about this and other improvement schemes visit: www.trafficwatchni.com