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South Armagh road schemes will make ‘significant improvement’ for motorists

£350,000 scheme to get underway as other smaller schemes also in pipeline

A £350,000 road and drainage scheme in south Armagh will make a “significant improvement” in the area.

The works programme is one of a number planned for the area which will be carried out over the coming months by Transport NI and their appointed contractors.

Newry and Armagh MLA Justin McNulty welcomed the schemes describing it as a “major programme of resurfacing works”.

The SDLP representative said: “The programmed works include carriageway resurfacing work on a stretch of the B30 Silverbridge Road, Aughanduff, from its junction with Glenmore Road/Cashel Road, to a point 945m north-east of the junction at Tullymacreeve Bridge.

“This will include carrying out preparation work including drainage, kerbing and regulating with a hot rolled asphalt surface and binder course overlay.

“The budget is £350,000, so it will make a significant positive improvement to the carriageway. This work is scheduled to be completed by mid to early October.”

Mr McNulty said other roads in south Armagh were also undergoing smaller resurfacing schemes scheduled for completion by early October.

These include the Ballynamadda Road, Dromintee; the Tievecrom Road, Dromintee; Ballynafannahan Road, Creggan; Turynavall Road, Cullyhanna; Barr Road, Belleek; the Outlacken Road, Newtown; Carrickacullion Road, Newtown; Mowhan Road Whitecross and the Tullywinney Road, Kingsmills.

Mr McNulty said: “I have been pestering the Department for many months now with numerous complaints I have received about the state of our roads, so whilst these resurfacing works are long overdue, they are very welcome.

“They will make driving conditions for local people easier and safer.”

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