Road Works Contracts Worth £20m Awarded

Contracts worth almost £20 million have been awarded for a range of road resurfacing schemes across NI, Infrastructure Minister John O'Dowd has announced.

Phase One of the Department's interim asphalt resurfacing procurement strategy, which consists of resurfacing contracts for Magherafelt, Omagh, Dungannon, Strabane, Down as well as Newry and Mourne have been awarded.
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Infrastructure Minister John O'Dowd said: "This is welcome news and an important first step in improving road conditions in these six areas. I am pleased to announce this procurement exercise has been successful and that these contracts have now been awarded.

"This asphalt resurfacing work will make a significant difference to road safety and journey times, improving the lives of the people who live in these areas.

"The awarding of these contracts is an important development and I am delighted that we are one step closer to this important and much-needed work getting underway."

Work in these six areas is due to start towards the end of July.

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