ROADWORKS on one of the busiest routes into Enniskillen is having a ‘major impact’ on businesses in the area.
A stretch of the main A4 Belfast Road is closed to traffic from Tamlaght to the Lough Yoan Road junction for resurfacing.
A letter circulated to local businesses advised a road closure will be in affect to Thursday this week and again from Tuesday 27 to Wednesday 28 from 9am-7pm daily.
One of the businesses impacted is the Killyhevlin Hotel. David Morrison, general manager said, “The on-going A4 Belfast Road roadworks and current closure of the road at Dolan’s ring is having a major impact on our business in the peak summer season. It is an inconvenience and additional journey for our guests and staff for a number of days.
“Most importantly Killyhevlin Hotel and Lodges remains open for business as usual and we look forward to welcoming guests to spend time with us.”
Businesses in the Killyhevlin Industrial Estate have also advised customers of trading as normal. Posting to Facebook Enniskillen Tyre Centre said, “Business will continue as usual and all access will be available from the Enniskillen side as normal. If you feel you won’t be able to make it in to us our mobile service will be available.”
The roadworks are causing issues for workers. A local woman who travels through Lisnaskea to work in Enniskillen said two sets of roadworks are an “inconvenience”.
“Roadworks have added lengthy delays to my daily commute this week. As I was travelling to work, after bypassing the roadworks coming out of Lisnaskea I was then faced with a further diversion which I understand was due to the work on a stretch of the Belfast road. At Maguiresbridge I was diverted toward Tempo. This affected me both going to and coming home from work.”
A spokesman for the Roads Agency advised that resurfacing works are scheduled for completion tomorrow, Thursday.
Businesses were informed that access to their properties will be maintained from the Enniskillen direction only. Diversion for through traffic is via Tempo Road and Gardiners Cross Road.
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Posted: 9:09 am August 21, 2019