THE roadworks in Lisnaskea which has resulted in diversions for motorists over the summer months have been extended for two weeks due to ‘adverse weather conditions.’
Motorists in east Fermanagh have been experiencing major traffic disruption due to the closure of the main Lisnaskea to Maguiresbridge road for the past four months.
The work was expected to be completed at the end of August, but the roads agency has confirmed that the works to repair Majors Bridge have been extended until September 16th.
Additional works will progress beyond this date while the stonework is completed and this may require, on occasions, a lane closure operated by traffic lights.
The Department for Infrastructure said the £350,000 scheme to replace a small bridge beside Lisnaskea Enterprise Centre on the A34 Lisnagole Road is necessary after weaknesses were detected during a routine inspection.
The closure has resulted in major traffic disruption for commuters and haulage companies who have been forced to use the diversion via the Nutfield Road and the A4 Belfast Road for through traffic.
A Roads Agency spokesman said, “The bridge replacement programme is now due to extend until the 16 September 2019, this is mainly due to adverse weather conditions. The contractor has also experienced difficulties with extended foundation works relating to the bridge lead-in retaining walls.
“The Department is hopeful the road closure should be lifted on 16 September. Additional works will progress beyond this date while the stonework is completed and this may require, on occasions, a lane closure operated by traffic lights.”
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Posted: 8:52 am August 29, 2019