Contractors on the multi-million pound public realm investment schemes in both Cookstown and Dungannon will hang up their stockings over Christmas.
Currently working to deliver new look paving, lighting, street furniture and planting in both town centres, the contractors will take a break in December, returning to site on Wednesday 6th January in Cookstown and Monday 11th January in Dungannon, helping to ensure the final Christmas trading period and the new year sales get underway with no disruption.
Funded through the Department for Social Development (DSD) and Mid Ulster District Council, the schemes have been planned to cause minimum inconvenience to local traders, residents and shoppers, as Chair of the Council, Councillor Linda Dillon, explained:
“Work has been progressing well - on time and to plan – and in the run-up to Christmas, it was important that we helped ensure that there was minimum disruption.
“This meant, for example, that the contractors moved to side streets in Cookstown, and in the last shopping days before Christmas and as our traders anticipate the start of the post-Christmas sales, we are ensuring that visitors and shoppers have full access to our town centres.
“I look forward to work beginning again in the new year and to seeing the continued improvements to both Dungannon and Cookstown”.
The public realm work is being carried out by FP McCann in Cookstown and Lagan Construction in Dungannon. Traffic diversions will be in operation in Dungannon in January and more details will be available early in the new year.
Further information about the public realm works can be found here.