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New £160,000 street lighting scheme for Portadown’s Garvaghy Road

A £160,000 street lighting scheme on the Garvaghy Road in Portadown has begun.

The scheme will involve the replacement of the existing lights with a new LED street lighting system and will also include a full replacement of all underground cables.

The scheme will extend the entire length of the Garvaghy Road from the roundabout at the Dungannon Road to its junction with Park Road.

The Department has carefully programmed the work operations and traffic management in order to minimise inconvenience to the public.

All work involving lane closures will be carried out during off peak times Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 4.00pm.  Road users should be aware that some delays may be expected and that additional time should be allowed when planning any journeys.

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 take extra care when travelling in the vicinity of the works.

The dates and duration of the works will be dependent on the progress and on favourable weather conditions. All work will be carried out in line with current public health and safety advice with safe systems of working in place for staff and contractors.

Subject to weather conditions, the scheme is expected to be completed by the mid September 2021.

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon said: “This significant investment will provide new LED technology along the Garvaghy Road and will benefit everyone who travels and works in the area.

“I  am committed to addressing the issues which matter most to people and street lighting services are crucial in ensuring those driving, cycling, wheeling and walking can do so safely within their communities.  It is important that adequate street lighting not only improves the quality of lighting but is more energy efficient given my commitment to tackling climate change.

“I would like to thank the public and local residents in advance for their cooperation and ask that they comply with all temporary traffic restrictions while these much needed works are completed.”

For more information about this and other improvement schemes visit: Trafficwatchni

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