Resurfacing work is due to commence Monday 6 January on a one kilometre section of the A2 Warrenpoint dual carriageway.

The resurfacing work will extend from close to the Mound Road roundabout at Warrenpoint, towards Newry.

It's planned that the scheme will deliver significant improvements to both the structural integrity and surface of the road.

Due to the nature of the scheme some lane/ road closures will be necessary and it is expected that work will be complete by 24 February subject to weather conditions.

Warrenpoint dual carriageway. Photograph: Columba O'Hare/
Warrenpoint dual carriageway. Photograph: Columba O'Hare/


Closure of Lane One and the hard shoulder from Monday 6 January until Sunday 26 January;
Closure of Lane Two from Monday 27 January until Friday 7 February;

Three weekend closures from Mound Road roundabout to Aughnamoira Road between 7.00 pm and 6.00 am from Friday 7 February until Monday 10 February; Friday 14 February until Monday 17 February; and Friday 21 February until Monday 24 February.

During the weekend road closures 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.

Cyclists are advised that during the duration of the resurfacing scheme the cycle lane will be suspended and a diversionary route for cyclists will be operational via Mound Road, Greenan Road and Old Warrenpoint Road, Newry.

Diversionary routes will be clearly signed and local access for residents will be maintained at all times during the works.

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 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.

For traffic information about this and other improvement schemes visit: link opens in a new window / tab).

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