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Resurfacing scheme costing almost £300,000 to start on North Road, Belfast

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Roads Minister Danny Kennedy has announced the start of a £296,000 resurfacing scheme on the North Road, Belfast on Monday 17 June 2013.

The Minister said: “The scheme involves the resurfacing of the footways and carriageway between Upper Newtownards Road and Bloomfield Road and is expected to take nine weeks to complete.”

In order to provide a safe working environment and ensure the quality of the scheme it will be necessary to close the North Road in one direction, to traffic travelling south-bound towards Bloomfield Road, and also to ban all turning movements in this direction from any of the side streets. This closure will remain in place 24 hours a day. North-bound traffic (including buses) will be accommodated on the North Road, with a south-bound diversion in place via Beersbridge Road and Bloomfield Road.

Coupled with this closure it will be necessary to ban parking along the North Road so that traffic travelling in the north-bound direction from Bloomfield Road is not obstructed.

It is planned that there will be no traffic restrictions on the road from 6–21 July 2013 during the contractor’s holiday period.

In order to enable the final carriageway surface to be laid a full closure of the North Road will be required on a Sunday towards the end of the works. The date of this closure will be dependent on the progress of the scheme and details will be advertised on the Roads Service website (www.trafficwatchni.com) when the date is confirmed.

The above planned dates are subject to favourable weather conditions and hence may be subject to change. In that event further notice will be provided.

Whilst Roads Service has carefully planned these road works and traffic management arrangements in order to minimise any inconvenience to the public, motorists should be aware that delays are expected and additional time should be allowed when planning a journey.

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