Carrickfergus motorists are warned to expect delays when a £300,000 resurfacing scheme starts on Monday at Prospect Road.
Announcing the project, Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy said it was a very significant investment in the borough’s road infrastructure.
“The scheme will improve the road network and will increase the life of the working life of road. Road users will quickly realise the benefits in terms of the surface quality on Prospect Road,” added Mr Kennedy.
Due to the extent of the work and to help ensure the safety of contractors and users, the department explained it will be necessary to put lane and road closures in place.
Local access will be maintained during the scheme.
Diversions, when in place, will operate 8.00am to 6.00pm via Woodburn Road and Middle Road. Drivers are advised to leave additional time when travelling in the area.
Work is expected to be completed by April 2. However, Roads Service points out the schedule is subject to favourable weather conditions and the public will be kept informed of any changes.
Meanwhile, a £195,000 resurfacing scheme also commences on Monday at Carrickfergus Road, between New Line and Ballylagan Road.
Mr Kennedy said: “This investment will deliver important improvements to the local road network. It will increase the life of the road and greatly improve the strength and ride quality of this stretch of the carriageway.”
Again it will be necessary to operate road closures daily from 8.00am to 6.00pm. Diversions will be in place between Watch Hill Road, Ballyvallagh Road and Ballylagan Road.
Motorists should expect delays, according to Roads Service.
Work is scheduled to be completed by February 8.