“The completion of this scheme is welcome news for the 12,000 motorists and local residents who use this busy road every day. The £460,000 investment will improve road safety with better sightlines and stopping sight distance,” he said.
“As part of the scheme, British Telecom and Northern Ireland Electricity telegraph poles and over head lines were removed and placed underground. Older street lighting columns were replaced with upgraded, safer LED lit columns. In addition, the existing masonry arch was replaced with a new culvert to minimise the risk of flooding.
“The growth of our economy depends on having good infrastructure in place to meet the needs of our people. The benefits of the upgrades to the Hillhall Road go towards helping meet these needs and improving transport connections for people, goods and services,” Mr Hazzard added.