A £390,000 programme of resurfacing works are to get underway in Crumlin area this week.
Work will begin on the Diamond Road starting on February 10 and continue until March 4 between Ballyquillan Road and Loughview Road. Diamond Road will be closed to daytime through traffic from February 14 to March 4 to facilitate the works.
A diversion route will be signposted via Ardmore Road, Largy Road, Ballyquillan Road and also Loughview Road, Townland Road and Ballyquillan Road.
A second scheme on Poplar Road is also due to begin on February and 10 continue until February 21 between Nutts Corner Road and Ballytromery Road. Poplar Road will be closed to daytime through traffic from February 10 to February 15 to facilitate the works.
A diversion route will be signposted via Nutts Corner Road, Mill Road and Ballytromery Road.
Local UUP councillor Paul Michael welcomed the £390,000 investment in Crumlin’s roads network, which was announced by Roads Minister Danny Kennedy on Tuesday.
Cllr Michael said: “These works planned for the Diamond Road area and locality of Crumlin are very much welcome and shows a significant spend within a rural area of the borough.”
He added that news that the work is to begin shortly was very welcome news.
Mr Kennedy added: “These improvements will result in the overall strengthening of the roads and motorists will quickly realise the benefits of the new carriageway surface.”
Road users are advised to obey the road closure and the direction signs at all times and to cooperate with site personnel in the interests of safety whilst these improvement works are being carried out.