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June 29, 2020

Works on the A6 Randalstown - Castledawson Dualling Scheme have continued to progress throughout the summer, catch up on the latest Traffic Management planned for June / July .

Traffic Management News June/July

A6 Mainline – Full Closure (Both Directions)

A6 MAINLINE   - FULL NIGHT CLOSURE

The A6 Mainline  will be closed fully in both directions between Castledawson Roundabout and Brecart Roundabout for 1 night  from 10pm Thursday  25 June  to 6am Friday 26 June 2020 

Diversion route will be via Castledawson Roundabout, Magherafelt Bypass, Aughrim Road, Creagh Road, B18 Toome, Roguery Road, Brecart Roundabout (both directions)

This is to facilitate the preparation works required for the reopening of Hillhead Road and the setting up of the new layout on the A6/ Hillhead Road Junction

Hillhead Road Reopening

HILLHEAD ROAD DUE TO RE-OPEN

Hillhead Road was closed to facilitate the construction of the new Hillhead Road Junction

The Hillhead Road is due to re-open from 6am  Monday 29 June 2020

  • New Hillhead Overbridge open to the public
  • Old Hillhead Road/ A6 junction open, but  now leads to a dead end. Access remains open to local businesses The Old Thatch Restaurant, Thatch Cars & Commercials and the Creagh Hill Road
  • Right turn to Creagh Road (south of A6) reopened
  • A temporary 40mph Speed Restriction will be in place on the new Hillhead Road

 

Deerpark Road  - Full Closure for 16 weeks 

DEERPARK ROAD -  FULL CLOSURE  

The Deerpark road will be closed to through traffic from 7am Monday 29 June 2020 for approx 16 weeks, to facilitate accommodation and tie-in works for the new Deerpark Road overbridge. Local access for residents and businesses will be maintained.

Please note there will be a hard closure on the Deerpark Road Closure between Bellaghy and Deerpark Road/ A6 Junction, a diversion route is available via  Bellaghy Main Street, Old Town Road, Hillhead Road, A6 Mainline

  • A new temporary Hillhead Road/ A6 Junction will be in operation, this will be situated to the west of the ‘Old’ Hillhead Road/ A6 Junction
  • Please only use the ‘Old’ Hillhead Road/ A6 Junction for access to the Old Thatch Restaurant, Thatch Cars & Commercials and Creagh Hill

 

Castledawson Roundabout & Approaches – Lane Closure

C'DAWSON ROUNDABOUT  -  LANE CLOSURE 

All approaches to the Castledawson Roundabout will be reduced to 1 lane commencing 6am Wednesday 1 July 2020 for approx 4 weeks (when required, not full-time) , to facilitate finishing works to the new roundabout. 

 

Bellshill Road North – Lane Closure (2-Way Traffic Lights)

BELLSHILL RD (N)  - TRAFFIC LIGHTS 

The Bellshill Road North will have a lane closure in place from 6am Monday 6 July for 3 days with 2 way temporary traffic lights to facilitate the installation of fencing.

 

Boilas Lane - access restrictions 

BOILAS LANE  - CHANGE OF LOCAL ACCESS

Commencing Monday 20 July 2020 some access for local residents on the Boilas Lane may change to facilitate the construction of the A6 Dual Carriageway. Local access will be maintained via the Creagh Roundabout leading to the new Creagh overbridge. 

A6 & M22 Both Directions (M22 J2 to Toome) – Lane Closures

A6 MAINLINE - LANE CLOSURES 

The A6 Mainline between Junction 2 M22 - Toome will have lane closures in place in both directions, commencing early July 2020 for 5 days 09:30 to 16:00 (Fri 15:00) (Date TBC). To faciliatate the installation of cameras.