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Kennedy announces the start of resurfacing works for Dee Street, Belfast

Stormont Executive press release - Department for Regional Development

A resurfacing scheme is due to commence on Dee Street, Belfast week beginning Monday 2 December 2013. The £135,000 scheme between Dee Street Bridge and Newtownards Road is being undertaken to improve the quality of the carriageway on this busy route and is expected to take 10 weeks to complete.

From 2 December to 20 December 2013 work will be undertaken on Dee Street between Dee Street Bridge and Island Street using off-peak lane closures (9.30am to 3.45pm). Two-way traffic flow will be maintained.

Danny Kennedy said: “This is a significant improvement scheme and it will greatly improve the strength and surface quality of the carriageway along this stretch of road.”

No work will be carried out over the Christmas period, however work will recommence on Monday 6 January 2014 when a one way lane closure will be in place between 9.30am to 6pm each day for four weeks. During this time traffic will not be permitted to travel from the Newtownards Road to Island Street, however diversion signs will be in place.

To complete the resurfacing work Dee Street will be closed between Newtownards Road and Dee Street Bridge on two consecutive Sundays in late January or early February 2014. Pedestrian access will be maintained on Dee Street at all times. The dates of the closures will be dependent on the progress of the scheme and favourable weather conditions therefore it may be subject to change. Any changes will be advertised on the TrafficWatchNI website at http://www.trafficwatchni.com 

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

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