Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the Minister for Infrastructure what measures her Department will take to improve (i) the road surface; and (ii) road safety at the junction of the Farlough, Edendork and Coalisland Roads, County Tyrone.
Minister for Infrastructure: A junction improvement The A45 Coalisland Road/ C623 Farlough Road junction has been included in the Local Transport and Safety Measures Programme for the Mid Ulster Council since 2015. A detailed design has been completed and cost estimates have been prepared. The scheme, when combined with the necessary resurfacing works, is likely to cost in excess of £300,000. The works would require the relocation of a significant amount of BT apparatus in advance.
I am currently assessing capital pressures across my Department for the period ahead in light of Executive flagship projects commitments in the “New Decade: New Approach” and my Ministerial priorities which include improving lives and tackling regional imbalance. In the interim, routine safety inspections will continue to identify safety related defects for repair in accordance with current maintenance standards.