A £350,000 carriageway resurfacing scheme on the A2 Warrenpoint Road dual carriageway (Newry bound) will commence in January.

The work due to start Monday 11 January 2021 is due to be completed by 1 March 2021.

The Warrenpoint Dual Carriageway. Photograph: Columba O'Hare
The Warrenpoint Dual Carriageway. Photograph: Columba O'Hare

The resurfacing will extend a distance of approximately 800m towards Newry from a point approximately 2km from Mound Road roundabout. The scheme will deliver significant improvements to both the structural integrity and surface of the road. Some road closures will be necessary.

Road Closures

  • Closure of Lane One and the hard shoulder from Monday 11 January until Sunday 31 January;
  • Closure of Lane Two from Monday 1 February until Friday 21 February;
  • Three weekend closures from Mound Road roundabout to Aughnamoira Road between 7.00 pm Friday and 6.00 am Monday on 12 - 15 February; 19 - 22 February; and 26 February - 1 March.

During these times a diversion will be in place via A2 Newry Road – Duke Street – Upper Dromore Road – Milltown Road – Bridge Road – Chapel Hill Road and Newry Road.

In order to help 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 Department for Infrastructure has programmed the work and traffic management arrangements to minimise any inconvenience, however drivers should expect some delays and are advised to leave additional time when planning any journeys.

Completion by 1 March 2021 is dependent on favourable weather conditions. The Department will keep the public informed of any change. All work will be carried out in line with current public health and health and safety advice, with safe systems of working in place for staff and contractors

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