JUST as motorists thought the traffic gridlock in Enniskillen was over, a new £95,000 road improvement scheme is due to start on the Sligo Road with more diversions to be put in place.
The new £95,000 scheme which extends from Reilly’s Cross for a distance 350m towards Belcoo is scheduled to start on Monday September 25th, and it is hoped it will be completed at the beginning of October.
Preparatory drainage and kerbing works using localised traffic controls are currently in place to maintain traffic flows in the area.
The carriageway surfacing will require the A4 Sligo Road to be closed for five days from 9.30am to 8pm each day from Monday.
Previously during the summer, Enniskillen came to a standstill as resurfacing works on the Sligo Road got underway, with half of the Sligo Road closed, and one lane on the ‘new bridge’ by the castle closed.
Motorists reported being stuck in gridlock for up to an hour at times, with long tailbacks and traffic jams making the five o clock rush hour a nightmare for motorists.
Diversion routes are being put in place and will be signposted.
Sligo bound traffic will be diverted at Reilly’s Cross via the A509 Derrylin Road, the C438 Arney Road, and the C440 Station Road where it will re-join A4 Sligo Road at Archdale’s Crossroads.
Enniskillen bound traffic will be diverted at Ashwoods via the B81 Ashwoods Rd, the B81 Drummee Rd, the B81 Derrygonnelly Rd to Drumlyon and the A46 Loughshore Road.
A spokesman from the department said, “the planned dates for the scheme are subject to favourable weather conditions and the Department will keep the public informed of any change.
“The works operations and traffic management arrangements have been carefully programmed in order 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.”
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