MOTORISTS HAVE been warned to expect disruption over the next two weeks as resurfacing work begins on the main Enniskillen to Omagh road.
The £150,000 resurfacing scheme will affect an estimated 7,000 road users who use the key route between Omagh and Enniskillen every day. Patients attending the South West Acute Hospital will also be affected by the works.
Motorists should be aware that delays may be expected and that additional time should be allowed when planning their journeys.
The works are being carried out under road closures between 8am to 6pm from Monday to Friday. Enniskillen bound traffic will be diverted via Ballinamallard while Irvinestown bound traffic will be diverted via Lisnarick. Signed diversions will be in operation and local access will be maintained.
Works on the 1,000 metre scheme at Kilgortnaleague are due to be completed on Friday, October 21st.
Announcing the work, the Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard said the investment would greatly improve the surface quality of the carriageway.
“The growth of our economy depends on having good infrastructure in place to meet the needs of our people. The benefits of the upgrade to the A32 Enniskillen Road will go towards helping meet these needs and improving transport connections for people, goods and services.”
Erne North DUP Cllr Raymond Farrell told the Herald: “I have consistently campaigned and lobbied in particular about the Kilgardnaleague Bridge area as I see this as a particularly needy stretch of road. This is a vital corridor between Omagh and Enniskillen, a route that an ambulance bound patient does not find very comfortable. For many thousand of road users, I look forward to both a more comfortable and safer stretch of road in the coming days.”
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