Next Monday 14 October will see the starting of a £450,000 carriageway resurfacing scheme on the Newry bound carriageway of the A2 Warrenpoint Road.

The resurfacing work will extend a distance of approximately 1100 metres from Mound Road roundabout towards Newry.  The scheme will deliver significant improvements to both the structural integrity and surface of the road. It's hoped the scheme will be completed by 2 December, depending on weather conditions.

Lane/ Road Closures

Due to the nature of the scheme it will be necessary to operate the following closures:

  • Closure of Lane One and the hard shoulder from Monday 14 October until Sunday 3 November;
  • Closure of Lane Two from Monday 4 November until Friday 15 November;
  • Three weekend closures from Mound Road roundabout to Aughnamoira Road between 7.00 pm and 6.00 am from Friday 15 November until Monday 18 November; Friday 22 November until Monday 25 November; and Friday 29 November until Monday 2 December.  During these times a diversion will be in place via A2 Newry Road – Duke Street – Upper Dromore Road – Milltown Road – Bridge Road – Chapel Hill Road and Newry Road.

In order to help ensure the safety of road users and road workers the public is asked to comply with all temporary traffic restrictions and to drive with care when travelling through, or in the vicinity, of the works.

The Department has programmed the work and traffic management arrangements to minimise any inconvenience, however, drivers should expect some delays and are advised to leave additional time when planning any journeys.

For traffic information about this and other improvement schemes visit:

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