Co Armagh road-users warned road closure and diversions will last nearly four weeks

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Motorists are being warned that a resurfacing scheme due to begin on Monday, June 10 on the A27 Newry Road, Poyntzpass will result in diversions lasting almost a month.

The £350,000 carriageway resurfacing scheme will extend for approximately 1,800 metres from approximately 600 metres north of junction of the Demoan Road to the junction with the Gambles Road.

The Department for Infrastructure said as a result of the works it will be necessary to implement a road closure from Monday to Friday between 9.30am until 4.30pm from Monday, June 10 until Friday, July 5.

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The Department stressed that dates and duration of the road closures will be dependent on the progress of the scheme and on favourable weather conditions.

A £350,000 carriageway resurfacing scheme on A27 Newry Road, Poyntzpass is due to last several weeks. Picture: pixabayA £350,000 carriageway resurfacing scheme on A27 Newry Road, Poyntzpass is due to last several weeks. Picture: pixabay
A £350,000 carriageway resurfacing scheme on A27 Newry Road, Poyntzpass is due to last several weeks. Picture: pixabay

To help ensure the safety of road users and road workers, the public is asked to comply with all temporary traffic restrictions and follow the signed diversionary route via A27 Church Street, A27 Chapel Street, A27 Tandragee Road, A27 Poyntzpass Road, A27 Auglish Road, A27 Scarva Road, B3 Markethill Road, B3 Moyrourkan Road, B3 Tandragee Road, A28 Gosford Road, A27 Newry by-pass, A1 Newry by-pass and A1 Tandragee Road.

Access for the emergency services and property owners will be maintained however some delays may be experienced.

A spokesperson for the Department said the work operations and traffic management arrangements had been programmed to minimise inconvenience.

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"However, road users should expect some delays and are advised to allow additional time when travelling in the vicinity of the works and are asked to comply with all temporary traffic restrictions.

"Subject to favourable weather conditions, the works will be substantially complete by Friday, July 5, however the Department will keep the public informed of any change.”

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