£2.5m Roads Investment Announced

The NI Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy has set out Roads Service's progress on investment totalling £2.52m in the Moyle area this year.

The Minister said: "Roads Service expects to publish an Environmental Statement, draft Direction Order and draft Vesting Order later this financial year for the A26 Frosses dualling scheme.

"These will invite formal comment and objection which will most likely lead to a public inquiry to examine the case for and against the scheme.

"The priorities and constraints placed on funding levels by Budget 2010 mean it is likely the programme of local transport and safety measures in 2012/13 and 2013/14 will be under considerable pressure. While current indications are that funding for resurfacing and minor improvement works will be very limited next year, I remain committed to delivering these important schemes as resources permit. The autumn round of Council meetings is a timely opportunity for Councils to discuss potential schemes and priorities for incoming and future years."

Principal Engineer Colin Hutchinson also highlighted a number of maintenance schemes currently under construction and planned this year.

He said: "Resurfacing schemes have been completed on the A2 Cushendall Road, Ballycastle, B67 Moyarget Road, Ballycastle, A43 Glenariff Road, Waterfoot and the B147 Ballinlea Road, Armoy. Further stretches of resurfacing are planned for the A2 Cushendall Road, Ballynagard, B15 Clare Road, Ballycastle and the A2 Loughareema Road, Cushendun."


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