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Kennedy announces £320,000 resurfacing works for Ballymiscaw Road 

Stormont Executive press release - Department for Regional Development

A resurfacing scheme on a section of the Ballymiscaw Road, Belfast is due to begin on Monday 28 October.

The scheme, which is expected to take around 10 weeks to complete, will take place on the road from its junction with the Glen Road to approximately 150 metres beyond its junction with the Moss Road. It involves the resurfacing of the carriageway, top soiling the existing stone verge and widening both existing footways. The scheme is expected to take approximately 10 weeks to complete.

Transport Minister, Danny Kennedy said: “This significant investment of around £320,000 will greatly improve the surface quality of this busy route in Belfast.”

The works on the road will be carried out in two phases:

  • The majority of the works to the verge and footways will be undertaken off-peak (9.30am to 4.30pm) during the working week, and two-way traffic flow will be maintained on the Ballymiscaw Road using temporary traffic signals.
  • Resurfacing of the carriageway will be carried out over two weekends towards the end of the scheme. This work will be carried out using road closures and a diversion route will be signed. Local access for residents will be maintained at all times during the scheme.

The dates of the road closures will be dependent on the progress of the scheme and also favourable weather conditions, and details will be advertised on the TrafficWatchNI website ( when dates are confirmed.

Whilst Roads Service has carefully planned these road works and associated traffic management arrangements in order to minimise any inconvenience to the public, motorists should expect delays and allow additional time when planning any journey.

Notes to editors: 

1. The Ballymiscaw Road links Craigantlet and the Belmont Road in East Belfast.

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