A £225,000 road improvement scheme is to get underway in the town shortly.
Resurfacing work on a section of Union Street and Tandragee Road will begin on Monday, September 22, and will be complete by Thursday, October 16.
The Minister said: “This scheme will deliver important improvements to the road network and will increase the life of the road, greatly improving the strength and ride quality of the carriageway.”
Union Street will be resurfaced from Millennium Way to Sloan Street. This portion of Union Street will be subject to a road closure for through traffic on Monday and Tuesday, September 22-23. From Wednesday to Friday, September 24-26 lane closures will allow traffic to flow one way from Sloan Street towards Millennium Way.
This will be followed by a further one day full closure on Monday, September 29, for the final resurfacing of the street.
Whilst work is in progress traffic will be diverted via Russell Drive and Millennium Way.
Tandragee Road will be resurfaced from Roundabout B to Sloan Street and the work will be carried out in two stages.
From Tuesday, September 30, until Monday, October 6, there will be a full road closure from Glenholme Park to Roundabout B and a one way closure from Sloan Street to Mourneview Avenue.
This will be followed by a full road closure from Glenholme Park to Sloan Street until completion of the works on October 16.
Diversion routes will be clearly signed and TransportNI and the contractor will make every effort to minimise inconvenience and would ask that the public exercise caution and patience whilst the works are in progress.
As with all works of this nature planned dates are subject to favourable weather conditions and DRD will keep the public informed of any unavoidable change to the programme of works.