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Kennedy announces start of £218,000 resurfacing works in Ballygowan

Stormont Executive press release - Department for Regional Development

Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy has announced the start of a £218,000 major resurfacing scheme on the A21 Saintfield Road, Ballygowan this week.

Asphalt resurfacing work has started this week from Ballycloughan Road junction for a distance of 1.1kilometres going north-east on the A21.

The Minister said: “This scheme will greatly improve the strength and surface quality of the carriageway on this important route between Ballygowan and Saintfield.”

To help minimise any potential conflict between the site works and traffic it will be necessary to operate lane closures with temporary traffic signals during normal working hours and road closures outside normal working hours. Diversions during the road closures will be signposted via the A7 Belfast Road, Saintfield and B178 Hillsborough Road. Local access will be maintained.

The scheme is expected to be substantially completed on 18 August 2013.

The above planned dates are subject to favourable weather conditions and Roads Service will keep the public informed of any change. Road users may wish to keep up to date with any revisions by checking the RoadWorks Report at

Roads Service has carefully programmed the works operation and traffic management arrangements in order to minimise any inconvenience to the public, however motorists should be aware that some delays may be expected and that additional time should be allowed when planning any journeys.

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