Second phase of Millennium Way to begin

The road sign for Banbridge may soon point straight ahead if plans to extend Millennium Way get the go ahead. INLM0712-131gc
The road sign for Banbridge may soon point straight ahead if plans to extend Millennium Way get the go ahead. INLM0712-131gc
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Work on the long awaited second phase of Millennium Way linking to the Gilford Road in Lurgan is to get underway on Monday, it has been revealed.

There was also good news for drivers frustrated at the state of the town’s Flush Place, which is to be resurfaced.

DUP MLA Carla Lockhart has welcomed the move and said, “Millennium Way has been a long awaited road network promised to the people of Lurgan for over 20 years.

“The road will commence at the Gilford Road Roundabout and join Phase 1 at Malcolm Road.

Carla added said, “This is a major win for Lurgan. Over many years this stretch of road has been promised to the people of Lurgan and I am delighted that investment is eventually being afforded to this long awaited project.

“It will see over £7million investment in our roads network and I am delighted that Road Service have committed to resurface Flush Place as part of the overall scheme.

“Traffic congestion in Lurgan has and continues to be a problem whilst this is not a silver bullet I believe it will assist and will open up further development land on the periphery of the town.

“I want to thank the outgoing DRD Minister Michelle McIlveen for her efforts and her drive to get this project over the line. The Executive and Stotmont must be about delivery and certainly this is a welcome announcement.”