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Major £320,000 roadworks in south Armagh to last until Hallowe’en

A £320,000 carriageway resurfacing scheme on the Silverbridge Road, Mullaghbawn will commence on Monday, September 17.

The resurfacing work will extend a distance of approximately 1.9km from the Glenmore Road/Cashel Road junction to a point 120m north of the Tullymacrieve Road Junction.

The scheme will deliver significant improvements to both the structural integrity and surface of the road.

Due to the nature of the project it will be necessary to operate a daily weekday road closure between the hours of 8am and 6pm from Monday, September 17 until Friday, October 26.

During these times a diversion will be in place via Silverbridge/Newry Road, New Road/Dundalk Road, Newry Road and Mountain Road.

Diversionary routes will be clearly signed and local access for residents will be maintained at all times during the works. The road will be open to traffic in the evenings during the week and all day Saturday and Sunday.

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 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.

Work is expected to be completed by October 26, however, this will be dependent on the progress of the scheme and on favourable weather conditions.

For traffic information about this and other improvement schemes visit:

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