Traffic Related Safety Measures Announced For Ballygowan Road

A range of traffic related safety measures for the Ballygown Road in Castlreagh have been announced by Transport Minister, Michelle McIlveen.

The works will involve new and improved signing and road markings along the route between Manse Road and Ballygowan, including new warning signs in the vicinity of Ryan Park and increasing the footway width and upgrading of the street lights between Manse Road and Roselawn cemetery.
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In addition, red carriageway surfacing and SLOW road markings will be placed at various locations, with edge of carriageway road markings provided through Crossnagreevy village and at all minor road junctions along the route.

Michelle McIlveen said: "The aim of this scheme is to improve safety along this route by raising the awareness of all road users. I believe this package of measures will be welcomed by both the residents and the business community."

The works are expected to be completed by the end of April depending on weather conditions.


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