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21 May 2022

County Derry road to close for 14 weeks to facilitate ongoing roadworks

Traffic will be diverted onto the new bypass around Dungiven town

Busy County Derry road to be closed for 14 weeks to facilitate ongoing roadworks

Chapel Road will be closed between Glenroe Park and the new Magheraboy roundabout.

Chapel Road in Dungiven is set to be closed for approximately 14 weeks to facilitate ongoing works as part of the A6 dualling project.

The Chapel Road will be closed from Glenroe Park to the new Magheraboy roundabout from Monday, March 28.

It is understood the closure is required to carry out construction activities and utility diversions.

During this closure, there will only be local access permitted between Glenroe Park and the new roundabout.

Magheraboy roundabout will be functional with only one lane open around it and it will only be open to local access traffic to/from Belfast and Abbeyfields, Tracy's Way and Priory Lane.

No through traffic to Dungiven centre will be permitted.

The local access routing will be restricted with lane restrictions in place and pedestrian access maintained on one side of the road only.

From Saturday, March 26, traffic will be transferred onto the new section of the road between Magheraboy roundabout, Feeny Road and the A6 Glenshane Road.

A letter issued to residents living in the Chapel Road area by contractors SWS (Sacyr, Wills Bros, Somague), read: “When undertaking work of this nature, on a project of this scale, unfortunately some disruption will be inevitable, and any inconvenience caused is regretted. However please be assured we will do everything in our power to keep inconvenience to a minimum.”

The letter also advised that the works are 'weather dependent' and scheduled dates are 'subject to change'.

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