Dangerous junction to get £1.25m upgrade
One of Northern Ireland's most dangerous road junctions is to get a £1.25m upgrade after years of concern, the Assembly has heard.
Work on a new roundabout on the A24 Carryduff Road at Temple is due to get under way in the spring, Regional Development Minister Michelle McIlveen said.
The scheme will also involve a new park-and-ride facility, a new footway on the approach from Lisburn and road re-alignment.
Meanwhile, Ms McIlveen told MLAs the go-ahead for a Ballynahinch by-pass will depend on final approval of a business case, and work is most likely to begin in 2018.
Alliance MLA Trevor Lunn welcomed the Carryduff project.
"It will be very good news for all users of that junction, particularly those who try to turn right from the side roads," he said.
Ms McIlveen said: "I use the route often. I am aware of the collisions. All tenders returned by the closing date will be assessed, and the most economically advantageous will be identified."