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Portadown town centre closure to accommodate £280,000 resurfacing scheme

Roadworks

A £280,000 carriageway resurfacing scheme on Bridge Street, Castle Street, Mill Avenue and Woodhouse Street Portadown will start on Monday (March 5).

The scheme has been part funded by Armagh City, Banbridge & Craigavon Borough Council to compliment the recently completed Portadown linkages project.

It will deliver significant improvements to both the structural integrity and surface of the roads.

Work is expected to be completed by Monday, March 26.

A road closure will be in effect from 7pm to 6am (overnight only) to minimise traffic disruption within the town centre with local access maintained during the improvements.

To facilitate the resurfacing works traffic travelling from Gilford Road is diverted via Killycomain Road, Upper Church Lane, Lurgan Road, Bridge Street, Joseph Street, Northway, Brownstown Road, Armagh Road and Church Street.

Traffic travelling from Armagh Road is diverted via Church Street, Mandeville Street, Northway, Joseph Street and Bridge Street. Traffic travelling from Garvaghy Road is diverted via Park Road, Obins Street, Corcrain Road, Northway and Joseph Street.

All diversion routes will be signposted.

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 above work is subject to favourable weather conditions and the Department will keep the public informed of any change.

For more information about this and other improvement schemes visit: www.TrafficwatchNI.com.

Meanwhile, Edward Street in the town has now reopened to two way through traffic.

This will ease access for local businesses and residents in the immediate vicinity and will have other knock-on benefits for road users travelling around the town.

This follows completion of resurfacing work and removal of the security infrastructure.

Roads users and pedestrians are asked to remain attentive because these changes may be unfamiliar at first.

The Department of Infrastructure will be carefully monitoring traffic patterns to assess if any additional measures are required as it has been several years since Edward Street has been open to two way through traffic.

Parking legislation for the street is being brought forward in the coming months but as an interim measure, parking restrictions will be in place and enforced to facilitate road safety and traffic progression.

These will be supplemented with PSNI “No Waiting” cones during the initial period to highlight the areas where parking is not permitted.

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