Traffic and travel: £200,000 resurfacing scheme to start on October 15


Motorists are advised there will be road closures with the resurfacing scheme for A26 Killead Roundabout, Aldergrove.

A statement from the Department for Infrastructure said: "The scheme which includes the entire Killead Roundabout and its approaches will deliver significant improvements to both the structural integrity and surface of the road.

"Work is expected to be completed by Friday 19 October 2018.

"The roundabout and its approaches will be fully closed from 7.00pm to 6.00am for four consecutive nights from Monday 15 to Thursday 18 October."

It adds that diversionary routes will be clearly signposted during these road closures:-

"HGV Diversion: Nutts Corner Roundabout - Belfast Road – Ballyutoag Road – Seven Mile Straight – Old Ballyrobin Road – Ballyrobin Road – Antrim Road – Belfast Road – Belmont Road – Dublin Road.

Traffic under 16.5T and with a height under 14’ 3”/4.2m: Long Rig Road – Seven Mile Straight – Oldstone Road – Belfast Road – Belmont Road – Dublin Road Southbound:

HGV Diversion: A6 Belmont Road – Belfast Road – Antrim Road – Ballyrobin Road – Old Ballyrobin Road – Seven Mile Straight – Ballyutoag Road – Belfast Road - Nutts Corner Roundabout.

Traffic under 16.5T and with a height under 14’ 3”/4.2m: A6 Belmont Road – Oldstone Road – Seven Mile Straight – Long Rig Road

Local access for residents will be maintained at all times during the works."

The statement adds that the Department has "programmed the work operations to minimise inconvenience, however, road users should expect some delays and are advised to allow additional time when travelling in the area".

It adds: "To ensure the safety of road users and road workers the public is asked to comply with all temporary traffic restrictions and to drive with care when travelling through, or in the vicinity, of the works.

"The dates and duration of the works will be dependent on the progress of the scheme and on favourable weather conditions."