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Kennedy announces £140,000 road improvement work for east Belfast

Stormont Executive press release - Department for Regional Development

Transport Minister Danny Kennedy announced improvement work will be starting in east Belfast on a £140,000 carriageway widening scheme.

The scheme is due to begin on Castlereagh Street, approaching its junction with the Albertbridge Road, Belfast, on Monday 26 August and will last for around nine weeks.

The Minister said: “The proposal will require the realignment of kerb lines and localised resurfacing of the carriageway. When completed the scheme will provide increased lane widths which will increase junction capacity for city bound traffic and help reduce congestion at the Castlereagh Street / Albertbridge Road junction generally.”

Work will normally be carried out at off peak times (09:30 - 16:00) Monday - Friday. During these times there will be no access to Castlereagh Street from the Albertbridge Road. Signed diversionary routes via Woodstock Road and Templemore Avenue will be in operation.

Roads Service will endeavour to keep traffic disruption to a minimum, however delays may be possible and drivers are advised to allow more time for their journeys in this area. Up to date traffic information is available on

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