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£385,000 improvements begin on B68 Ballyquin Road

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Transport Minister Michelle McIlveen has announced that a £385,000 road improvement scheme on the B68 Ballyquin Road at Inisconagher between Limavady and Dungiven is now underway.

Work is expected to be completed by mid-January next year.

Michelle McIlveen said: “The improvement scheme represents a significant investment and will deliver long term safety benefits for drivers using the road.

“The scheme includes carriageway widening and the introduction of new verges. The work will provide improvements to the horizontal and vertical alignment of the Ballyquin Road for a length of over a third of a mile (600m) from the junction with the Derryork Road towards Dungiven.”

To help ensure the safety of road users and contractors it will be necessary to put in place road closures with local, well signposted, diversions. Local access will be maintained throughout the scheme.

The Ballyquin Road will be closed between Derryork Road and Camnish Road with Dungiven bound traffic diverted via Derryork Road, Drumrane Road and Main Street. Limavady bound traffic will be diverted via Main Street, Dungiven, Drumrane Road and Derryork Road.

It will also be necessary to close Drumbane Road from Ballyquin Road to Gortnacross Road with traffic diverted via Derryork road, Drumrane Road, Main Street and Garvagh Road, Dungiven, Legavallen Road and Gortnacross Road.

Drivers should expect some delays and are advised to allow additional time when travelling in the area. As with any scheme of this size, severe weather may impact on completion times.

For information about this and other improvement schemes across Northern Ireland visit: Traffic Watch NI websiteexternal link

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