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Wednesday 1 October 2014

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Kennedy announces progress on £2.6million investment in Banbridge District Council area

Stormont Executive press release - Department for Regional Development

Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy has set out Roads Service’s progress on investment totalling £2.6million for maintenance schemes and operations in theBanbridge District Council area this year.

Speaking ahead of this evening’s meeting between Roads Service and Banbridge Council, the Minister said: “A wide range of road improvement and maintenance schemes are planned or already complete in the Banbridge District.

“The autumn round of Council meetings is a timely opportunity for Councils to discuss potential schemes and priorities for incoming and future years.”

At the meeting, Divisional Roads Manager, Simon Richardson highlighted a number of improvement and maintenance schemes currently planned or completed. 

He said: “I am pleased to note that detailed design is progressing on the Gospel Lane link road, Banbridge. This scheme will provide an alternative link road between Bridge Street and Rathfriland Street. A traffic model study is ongoing and it is hopeful this scheme will start on site during the 2013/14 financial year. 

“In addition traffic calming is planned on the Drumnascamph Road, Lawrencetown. These works will provide enhanced road markings with a series of road humps and gateway features. Scheme delivery is dependent on the support of local residents.

“A significant carriageway resurfacing programme is progressing with schemes recently completed at locations including A50 Castlewellan Road, Banbridge; A50 Old Manse Road, Banbridge, Drumneath Road, Banbridge and Redhill Road, Dromore. The Safer Routes to School scheme will see enhanced road markings with flashing school warning signs erected in the vicinity of Abercorn Primary School, Banbridge”.

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