The next stage of the multi-million pound public realm scheme in Dungannon will bring temporary changes to traffic flows.
Lagan Construction Group will begin work on Thomas Street and Scotch Street from next week (11th January) in the second phase of investment, funded by the Department for Social Development (DSD) and Mid Ulster District Council, which will enhance the appearance of the town centre, bringing improved paving and lighting and new street furniture, signage and planting.
The temporary traffic arrangements which are anticipated to last for a maximum of 3 months, are:
One-way traffic will be introduced from Market Square via Thomas Street to the Feeney's Lane junction, with traffic exiting the Square maintained.
Two-way traffic shall be maintained between Greers Road and the Feeney's Lane junction, which means access is as normal to Castle Hill Car Park.
Heavy Goods Vehicles (HGVs) wishing to enter the Market Square via Thomas Street will be diverted via Circular Road, Northland Row, Perry Street, Church Street and Market Square.
As a traffic control is required on Scotch Street, there will be no customer parking on the upper section of the street while this phase of the public realm works is in progress.
Bus services will run as normal from Market Square. However, buses which currently enter Market Square via Thomas Street will be diverted to Greers Road at the traffic lights, with temporary stops to facilitate passengers.
Commenting on the temporary arrangements, Chair of the Council, Councillor Linda Dillon, said:
“The changes to traffic have been minimised to cause the least amount of disruption and inconvenience, while maintaining smooth access to the town centre. They are needed if we are to complete this stage of the works safely for pedestrians, motorists, site operatives and the general public.
“They have been developed, discussed and agreed with local traders and businesses, as well as the PSNI, Transport NI and Translink and represent the best option to allow this stage of the work to take place.”
Scotch Street, Scotch Street Centre, Georges Street, William Street, Ann Street, Thomas Street, Perry Street and Northland Row are all part of the programme of works which will take place in stages until work is completed this summer.
The contractors have established a site office at Ann Street, Dungannon and the 24hr site contact number is 028 9055 7869 (during the construction period).
For programme updates and all other information about the scheme click here.