£90,000 roads boost for Broughshane

Robin Swann
Robin Swann

A £90,000 scheme by Roads Service to improve road safety at Lisnamurrican Road/Rathkeel Road, Broughshane, has been described by local UUP MLA Robin Swann as “a massive common sense decision”.

Party colleague, Transport Minister Danny Kennedy last week unveiled the start of the road improvement scheme at the crossroads junction of the B94 Rathkeel Road and C66 Lisnamurrican Road, around two miles south of Broughshane.

The scheme will improve visibility on the western side for drivers emerging from Lisnamurrican Road onto Rathkeel Road and will include significant earthworks’ excavation, drainage, fencing, kerbing and bituminous surfacing. Traffic control will be in operation as required.

Minister Kennedy said: “This scheme will improve safety for all road users at this busy rural crossroads junction.

“The Department has carefully programmed the works operations and traffic management arrangements to minimise any inconvenience to the public, however, motorists should be aware that some delays may be expected and that additional time should be allowed when planning any journeys.”

The works are expected to take around nine weeks and should be completed by the end of August.