O’Dowd announces £460,000 road improvement scheme for U9107 Belfast Road, Comber

Date published: 12 April 2024

A £460,000 carriageway resurfacing scheme on U9107 Belfast Road, Comber will commence on Monday 15 April 2024.

The scheme will involve 900 metres of carriageway resurfacing and footway reconstruction of the Belfast Road from the main A22 Belfast Road to the Mill Street junction.

Minister O’Dowd said:

“This substantial investment for the Comber area will deliver significant benefits for residents and road users and demonstrates my commitment to improving our road network, which is vital for connecting our businesses and communities. This work which will greatly improve the strength and surface quality of this section of the road network is expected to be substantially completed by Friday 5 July 2024.  I would like to thank residents, local businesses and commuters for their patience while this essential infrastructure work is carried out.”

To facilitate the safe delivery of the scheme it will be necessary to implement a series of weekday lane and road closures from 9.30 am to 4.00 pm, from Monday 15 April 2024 through to Friday 5 July 2024. The road will be open to traffic overnight and at the weekends.

During the road closures there will be a signed diversionary route via A22 Belfast Road, Glen Link, Railway Street and Mill Street.

Local access for residents and emergency services will be maintained at all times, however some minor delays may be experienced.

The Department has programmed the work operations and traffic management arrangements to minimise inconvenience, however, road users should expect some delays and are advised to allow additional time when travelling in the vicinity of the works and are asked to comply with all temporary traffic restrictions. 

Subject to favourable weather conditions all work will be completed by 5 July 2024, however, 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.

For more information about this and other improvement schemes visit:  Trafficwatchni


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