Frosses Road on track to open summer 2017

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Work on the £55 million A26 Frosses Road dualling scheme is over 70 per cent completed and on track to open in 2017, Causeway Coast & Glens Council has been told.

The progress report was provided when Gary Quinn, Transport NI Divisional Network Maintenance manager, met with Causeway Coast & Glens Council to update members on the infrastructure programme for the area.

Mr Quinn said: “In the next six months, the Causeway Coast & Glens area will see the completion of a number of infrastructure projects that will realise significant benefits for both the local community and commuters. Work on the A26 Frosses Road dualling scheme is progressing very well with over 70% of the work completed. The £55 million scheme is on track to be opened to traffic in the summer of 2017.

“The coming months will see upgrades completed including the B62 Ballybogey Road, Ballybogey, B67 Ballycastle Road, Coleraine, B74 Main Street, Feeny and B146 Causeway Road, Bushmills. Combined, this represents an investment of £450,000 and a range of other local traffic and safety measures have also already been delivered.”

He advised too of the delivery of a further £1.5million of structural maintenance. Design work is under way for a £40,000 upgrade to the vehicle restraint system at A43 Glenariff Road. He added: “It is also worth noting other infrastructure works in the area recently completed, including £2million invested to resurface 12 kilometres of carriageway, most notably, A6 Foreglen Road, Dungiven; A37 Broad Road and B69 Seacoast Road, Limavady; A26 Frosses Road, B16 Kilraughts Road, B62 Gate End/ Milltown Road, Ballymoney.”

“In addition, £783,000 has been invested to provide surface dressing treatment on 53 kilometres of carriageway and more than 10 kilometres of rural roads have also been resurfaced under the Rural Roads Initiative at a cost of £500,000.”