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Clarke welcomes start of Crockanboy Road works

Published: 6 January, 2015

Mid Tyrone SF Councillor Sean Clarke has welcomed the announcement from DRD of the start of a £190,000 major resurfacing scheme on B46 Crockanboy Road. The work is due to begin on 8 January 2015 between Greencastle Village and Rousky. DRD Minister Danny Kennedy said: "This scheme will greatly improve the strength and surface quality of the carriageway between Greencastle and Gortin." To facilitate the work, a full closure of the B46 Crockanboy Road will be in place between 8am on 8 January and 6pm on 23 January. The scheme is expected to be completed on 23 January. Diversions will be in place as follows: C554 Greencastle Road, A505 Barony Road, A505 Killyclogher Road, C625 Old Mountfield Road, B48 Gortin Road, B48 Glenpark Road, B46 Crockanboy Road and vice versa. The above planned dates are subject to favourable weather conditions and TransportNI will keep the public informed of any change. TransportNI has carefully programmed the works operations and traffic management arrangements in order to minimise any inconvenience to the public, however motorists should be aware that some delays may be expected and that additional time should be allowed when planning any journeys. Councillor Clarke added "The Crockanboy Road is in a poor state and I welcome the announcement that this section between Greencastle and Rouskey is in line for upgrade. I have been raising this with Roads Service for many years and my colleague Declan Mc Aleer MLA tabled an Assembly question to the Roads Minister Danny Kennedy in May to highlight the issue. "Whilst I appreciate that this is a section of the road, I will continue to press DRD for upgrades on the Crockanboy Road between Rouskey and Gortin and from Greencastle to Creggan".