SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has welcomed the announcement of the start of resurfacing work on the Killybearn Road, Cookstown. The £150,000 resurfacing scheme will start on Monday 3 June 2019 and will cover approximately 600 metres of the road from Old Coagh Road to Drumgarrel Road.
Mr McGlone said, “Having highlighted the poor condition of the road surface along this stretch of the Killybearn Road with the department some time ago, I welcome the start of the resurfacing work.
“The scheme will begin on Monday 3 June and is expected to be completed by 15 June. It will cover approximately 600 metres of the road from Old Coagh Road to Drumgarrel Road.
“When completed this will greatly improve the strength and quality of the road surface and enhance safety for all road users.
“There will be some disruption during this time with a full road closure in place and a two-way traffic diversion in operation along the A29 through Cookstown to Moneymore, and the Moneyhaw Road to Drumullan.
“I will continue to work with the department to ensure that any disruption is kept to a minimum and the resurfacing is completed as quickly as possible.
“The rural roads network is an important lifeline for local communities and is essential for the success of our rural economy.
“In the continued absence of a locally accountable Minister, the SDLP will continue to argue for a properly resourced road maintenance programme to ensure that the rural roads network is maintained to the highest possible standard.”