Safety works for notorious junction welcomed by Swann

Flashback to 2011: North Antrim UUP MLA Robin Swann discusses the Woodtown Road improvement scheme with Roads Minister Danny Kennedy and Ballymena UUP Councillors Robin Cherry and James McClean.
Flashback to 2011: North Antrim UUP MLA Robin Swann discusses the Woodtown Road improvement scheme with Roads Minister Danny Kennedy and Ballymena UUP Councillors Robin Cherry and James McClean.

Safety works on one of the most notorious junctions in the Ballymena area are scheduled to start next month.

Transport Minister Danny Kennedy indicated that the £450,000 road junction improvement scheme for B62 Cullybackey Road with Woodtown Road in Ballymena is expected to begin in September.

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He said: “This is a significant investment in the infrastructure of Ballymena and the mid Antrim area. The improvements will involve realignment of the Woodtown Road to give greater separation between the junctions, improvements to sightlines and provision of right turn lanes.

“This investment will enhance safety at the junction and will deliver benefits for all road users.”

North Antrim UUP Assemblyman Robin Swann said his party had lobbied for the scheme over a number of years.

“I am very pleased the Minister has found the cash from an already tight budget, enabling him to unveil details of the start of this project,” he said.

Details of any restrictions including road closures will be well signposted in advance once they have been finalised.

Work is likely to continue into February 2016.

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