Long-awaited road resurfacing closes road in Tullyhogue

Tullyhogue road surface is being replaced
Tullyhogue road surface is being replaced

The road through Tullyhogue will be closed this week to allow the Department for Infrastructure to carry out some much-needed resurfacing.

The village has long been plagued with potholes and an uneven surface, but it was promised the road would be fixed this Autumn.

A spokesperson for Department for Infrastructure said: “To improve the strength and surface quality of the B520 Main Street, Tullyhogue, TransportNI are currently carrying out major reconstruction and resurfacing works.

“The works extend between the 30mph speed limit signs in Tullyhogue, a distance of approximately 640 metres.

“Preparatory work began last week however a six day road closure is required to facilitate the majority of the works. The closure began on Monday 28 November and will end on Saturday, December 3. A further one day closure may be required on Thursday, December 8; however this will be avoided if possible.”

Diversions are in place, and the department has suggested that drivers use the B520 Tullywiggan Road, A29 Dungannon Road, B160 Sherrigrim Road, B520 Donaghendry Road, B520 Gortgammon Road instead.

They added: “The above planned closure is subject to favourable weather conditions and we will keep the public informed of any change.

“The works operations and traffic management arrangements have been carefully programmed in order to minimise any significant inconvenience to the public, however motorists should be aware that some delays may be expected and that additional time should be allowed when planning any journeys.”