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March 02, 2020

Works on the A6 Randalstown - Castledawson Dualling Scheme continue to progress, catch up on the latest Traffic Management planned for March.

Traffic Management News March

Hillhead Road- Temporary Closure EXTENSION 

HILLHEAD ROAD  -  FULL ROAD CLOSURE EXTENDED

The Hillhead Road will be fully closed for a further 3 weeks until 6am Monday 6 April 2020 to facilitate tie - in works for the new Hillhead Road Overbridge, the Road is estimated to reopen in  early April 2020 with traffic using the Hillhead overbridge going forward. Local access and access to local businesses will be maintained via diversion routes below. 

TRANSLINK - PASSENGER NOTICE - SERVICE 110

DUE TO ROADWORKS COMMENCING 20TH JANUARY 2020 ALL SERVICE 110 BUS STOPS BETWEEN CASTLEDAWSON PARKER AVENUE – THE THATCH BAR (MONTGOMERYS) WILL BE SUSPENDED FOR EIGHT WEEKS.  SERVICES WILL OPERATE VIA BELLSHILL ROAD, A6 AND CONTINUE AS NORMAL.  PASSENGERS WHO WOULD USUALLY BOARD BETWEEN THE THATCH BAR AND HILLHEAD SHOULD MAKE THEIR WAY TO THE BUS STOP/SHELTER ON THE A6 AT BROUGH ROAD OR HILLHEAD CROSSROADS. 

TRANSLINK APOLOGISES FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE THAT THIS MAY CAUSE.

 

Brough Road (S) - Upcoming works 

BROUGH ROAD  -  WORKS UPDATE

Over the coming weeks the Graham Farrans Joint Venture are expecting to complete works in the Brough Road area.

This will include the completion of;

  • Footpath kerbs and road kerbs
  • Concrete Surfacing works 
  • Removal of temporary ramps & base surfacing works by Northstone on carriageway and footpath’s
  • Northstone surfacing - wearing course
  • Completing works in all verges
  • w/c 30 March Traffic expected on The Cairns / Brough Road junction. Removal of The Cairns temporary access road and minor works including fencing and hedging

 

M22 Junction 3 on/off-slip  - Temporary closures

M22 Juntion 3 - Eastbound On-slip & Westbound Off-slip Closure 

The M22 Junction 3 Westbound Off-slip & Eastbound On- slip will be closed from 9.30am - 4pm Thursday 12 March 2020 for 2 days (off-peak) to facilitate adjustments to permanent signage.

Drumderg Roundabout  - lane closure both directions

DRUMDERG ROUNDABOUT - APPROACHES REDUCED TO 1 LANE IN EACH DIRECTION

The Drumderg Roundabout approach in both directions will be reduced to 1 lane on Thursday 12 March 2020 from 9.30am - 4pm (off -peak). To facilitate adjustments to permanent signage. 

Deerpark Road & Boyles Lane  - Haul Road Crossing Points

DEERPARK RD & BOYLES LANE - TEMPORARY TRAFFIC LIGHTS 

The Deerpark Road and Boyles lane will have temporary two-way traffic lights in use at a haul road crossing point from Mid March 2020.

 

A6 Mainline  - Full Closure

A6 MAINLINE CASTLEDAWSON TO BRECART ROUNDABOUT -FULL CLOSURE

The A6 Mainline will be closed from Castledawson Roundabout - Brecart Roundabout from 9pm - 5am on Wednesday 18 March 2020 for 3 nights to facilitate BT utilities works. Local Access will be maintained via diversion routes.

 

A6 Mainline Hillhead Road Junction  - 2-way Traffic Lights

A6 MAINLINE  - TEMPORARY 2-WAY TRAFFIC LIGHTS

The A6 Mainline will have temporary two-way traffic lights at the Hillhead Road Junction on the week commencing Monday 23 March 2020 for 5 days between 9.30am - 4pm (off-peak) to facilitate BT utilities works. Please expect some delays.

Derrygowan Road - Temporary 3-way Traffic Lights

DERRYGOWN / AGHALOUGHAN RD JUNCTION  - TEMPORARY 3-WAY TRAFFIC LIGHTS

The Derrygowan Road / Aghaloughan Road Junction will have temporary three-way traffic lights in place late March 2020 for approx 2weeks to complete works in verges.

Looking further ahead....

Deerpark Road- Temporary Closure 

DEERPARK ROAD  - FULL ROAD CLOSURE

The Deerpark Road will be fully closed for approx 8 weeks in Spring / Summer 2020 to facilitate tie - in works for the new Deerpark Road Overbridge. Local access and access to local businesses will be maintained via diversion routes. 

Ongoing Traffic Management...

 

Castledawson Roundabout - lane restrictions

CASTLEDAWSON ROUNDABOUT - ONE LANE 

The Graham Farrans Joint Venture will be required to reduce the Castledawson Roundabout to one lane and all approaches to one lane during necessary construction works on various dates throughout 2020.

 

Creagh Hill Road -  Road Closure EXTENDED 

CREAGH HILL RD  - CLOSURE EXTENSION

The Creagh Hill Road closure will be extended until Late Summer 2020 as works at the Deerpark Road Overbridge continue.  The road will reopen in late Summer 2020 in conjunction with the Deerpark Road tie-in works.   Local access will continue to be maintained via the Hillhead Road.