Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy has announced that a major £250,000 road improvement scheme is set to begin on the B8 near Mayobridge in Northern Ireland.
Plans are being finalised that will see around 1.5km of carriageway resurfacing of B8 Hilltown road Mayobridge, from south of the Edentrumley to just north of the Leode Road.
Kennedy (pictured) said: “This is a significant improvement scheme. In addition to providing an entirely new road surface the work will resolve some localised drainage issues. Once complete, road users, especially those who use the busy stretch of road on a regular basis, will quickly realise the improvements.”
The start date along with full details of the scheme will be announced shortly and work is expected to begin over the next few months.
Two resurfacing schemes are also set to start in Randalstown and Antrim.
Work will begin on 1 October and continue until 15 October between Church Road and Clonkeen Road in Randalstown.
A second scheme in Antrim will also begin on 1 October and continue until 11 October between Nutts Corner Roundabout and Boltnaconnell Road.
Kennedy said: “These improvements will result in the overall strengthening of the roads and people will quickly realise the benefits of the new carriageway surface.”