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Kennedy announces start of resurfacing work in Bangor

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Roads Minister Danny Kennedy has announced the start of a £445,000 resurfacing scheme in Bangor, Northern Ireland.

The work is taking place on the A2 Belfast Road (Belfast bound) between Ballysallagh Road and Ballyrobert Road junctions. It is due to begin on 2 September 2013 and last for seven weeks.

The Minister (pictured) said: “The announcement of this scheme demonstrates my Department’s Roads Service commitment to investment into the road network within the North Down area. The scheme is expected to be completed by 18 October 2013.”

From 2 September 2013 lane restrictions will come into operation between Ballysallagh Road and Ballyrobert Road junctions.

During the contract period traffic will be restricted to a single lane at off-peak times. There will be no restrictions during the am and pm peak traffic flows Monday to Friday.

In order to complete the surfacing of the Belfast bound carriageway safely it will be necessary to introduce a contra-flow arrangement during the weekends 5/6 and 12/13 October 2013 to control traffic. This means that, during the two weekends, two-way single lane traffic flow will operate on the Bangor bound carriageway.

It is not intended to restrict traffic movements at Ballysallagh Road and Cootehall Road junctions with the A2.

The scheme is expected to be completed by 18 October 2013.

In other news, work is set to start on a £25,000 scheme to provide a pedestrian crossing at Main Street, Belleek.

Work to provide a new pedestrian user friendly intelligent (Puffin) crossing will begin on 9 September and is expected to be completed within one week.

Kennedy said: “These new Puffins will deliver enhanced pedestrian safety and traffic flow features.

“Puffin crossings are safer for pedestrians at some locations. They are of particular benefit to more vulnerable road users such as children, the elderly and people with disabilities.

“Drivers will also benefit. Should a pedestrian push the button and move away, the demand for a traffic light change is cancelled, so reducing driver delays.”

The new crossing will provide a safer crossing for shoppers and visitors at Main Street within the village at the north end of Main Street, where many pedestrians currently experience difficulty crossing the street.



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