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Kennedy announces the start of £445,000 resurfacing works in Bangor

Stormont Executive press release - Department for Regional Development

Transport Minister Danny Kennedy announced the start of a £445,000 resurfacing scheme on A2 Belfast Road (Belfast bound) between Ballysallagh Road and Ballyrobert Road junctions.

The work is due to begin on 2 September 2013 and last for seven weeks.

The Minister said: “ The announcement of this scheme demonstrates my Department’s Roads Service commitment to investment into the road network within the North Down area. The scheme is expected to be completed by 18 October 2013.”

From 2 September 2013 lane restrictions will come into operation between Ballysallagh Road and Ballyrobert Road junctions and will operate as follows:

· Belfast Bound in operation between 9.30 to 16.30.
· Bangor Bound in operation between 9.30 to 16.00.

During the contract period traffic will be restricted to a single lane at off-peak times. There will be no restrictions during the am and pm peak traffic flows Monday to Friday.

In order to complete the surfacing of the Belfast bound carriageway safely it will be necessary to introduce a contra-flow arrangement during the weekends 05/06 and 12/13 October 2013 to control traffic. This means that, during the two weekends, two-way single lane traffic flow will operate on the Bangor bound carriageway.

It is not intended to restrict traffic movements at Ballysallagh Road and Cootehall Road junctions with the A2.

The scheme is expected to be completed by 18 October 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 www.trafficwatchni.com

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

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