Two Road Improvement Schemes For Newcastle

Transport Minister Danny Kennedy has said work is to commence next week on two road improvement schemes in Newcastle, Co Down.

The schemes will total £324,000.

Work on a £270,000 resurfacing scheme on the U6208 Shimna Road, Newcastle, and a £54,000 resurfacing scheme on Park Avenue, Newcastle, is to start on Monday 13 January 2014.

The resurfacing of a 700-metre stretch of the Shimna Road from the Causeway Road junction to Bryansford Avenue junction is expected to take eight weeks to complete. Work on the resurfacing of the adjoining Park Avenue will also take place during this period.

To minimise disruption most of the work will take place under traffic control with minimal use of road closures.

Minister Kennedy said: "These schemes, at a total cost of £324,000, represent a significant investment in the roads infrastructure in the Newcastle area.

"Once work is complete, road users will quickly realise the long term benefits of the new road surface along this stretch."


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