McIlveen welcomes £7.65million spent on road works in Causeway Coast & Glens

A26 Road.
A26 Road.

DRD Minister Michelle McIlveen has welcomed the £7.65million already spent this financial year by TransportNI on road schemes in the Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council area.

Speaking after a meeting between TransportNI and Causeway Coast & Glens Borough Council area, the Minister said: “Work on the A26 Frosses Road dualling scheme commenced in spring this year is progressing well. Bulk earthwork activities have been ongoing at various locations along the site, much of it involving the removal of large quantities of soft peat and replacing it with suitable material.

Michelle McIlveen.  Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

Michelle McIlveen. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye.

“The existing Crankhill Bridge has been demolished and construction work on the new bridge over the Cloughmills Water is progressing along with the installation of various box and pipe culverts. The £55million scheme is expected to be completed in the summer of 2017.

“Other significant areas of work already completed by the NI Executive through Transport NI this financial year included the provision of a £280,000 shared cycle footway on the C84 Corkey Road connecting the hamlets of Ben Vista and Rockend, some minor road widening was included in the works. This cycle footway will enhance the existing pedestrian facilities, assisting in providing safer cycle and walking routes to school and connecting the two communities.

“A £475,000 scheme to widen and realign approximately 0.55kilometres of Ballyquin Road just south of Derryork Road junction between Limavady and Dungiven began on 15 October 2015 and will continue for approximately 11 weeks with completion expected in January 2016.

“Over five kilometres of carriageway have been resurfaced to date this financial year at a cost of £1,074,000 at various locations throughout the council area including B64 Temple Road Garvagh, B68 Ballyquin Road Limavady, B16 Bellaghy Road Dunloy and B66 Bann Road Ballymoney; surface dressing treatment has been completed on 291kilometres of carriageway at a cost of £628,000.”