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Major road resurfacing schemes to get underway across district

Thursday, 20 July 2017

TWO major road resurfacing schemes are due to get underway in the Strabane and Aghabrack areas, it has been announced.

A 108,000 resurfacing and reconstruction scheme on the A38 Lifford Road in Strabane is due to start on Monday.

The scheme which is planned for completion by Friday, September 8, will extend the life expectancy of this section of the road network.

Western divisional roads manager, Conor Loughrey, said: "This significant investment will greatly improve the road surface and will serve the local community and visitors to the area for many years to come."

To help ensure the safety of road users and contractors lane closures will be in operation throughout the duration of the scheme. Access for local residents and businesses shall be accommodated.

Elsewhere, a 70,000 resurfacing and reconstruction scheme on the B48 Lisnaragh Road, Aghabrack, Plumbridge, is also due to begin on Monday.

The roadworks will be carried out over a six-week period and are due for completion by Friday, September 1.

"This significant investment will greatly improve the forward sight visibility at a bend on the Lisnaragh Road, just south of an area known as the Butterlope," said Mr Loughrey.

To help ensure the safety of road users and contractors, the road will be initially closed for 16 days from Monday next, July 24 to Tuesday, August 8.

Access for local residents and land owners will be accommodated. A diversion route through Donemana, Strabane and Plumbridge via the Lisnaragh Road, Berryhill Road, Victoria Road, Derry Road, Abercorn Square, Market Street, Spout Road, Ligford Road and vice versa will be in place.

A spokesperson for the Department for Infrastructure (DfI) said the public should allow additional time when planning journeys as the two schemes progress.

"The works have been carefully programmed to minimise any inconvenience to the public, however motorists should expect delays and additional time should be allowed when planning any journeys.

"The above works are subject to favourable weather condition and DfI Roads will keep the public informed of any change," the spokesperson added.

For more information about these and other improvement schemes visit www.trafficwatchni.com.

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