Work starts on £340,000 Omagh cycle and walkway scheme

Work has begun on a £340,000 cycleway and footway scheme on the Dublin Road in Omagh.

Road resurfacing works will also be carried out in the area, with the work providing 530 metres of new paths for cyclists and walkers from the Belvedere Park junction towards the junction of Ballynahatty Road along the Western side of the Dublin Road.

It will be an extension of current footway facilities, with road users warned to expect road closures and delays in the area until the latter part of March.

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon welcomed the work to the Co Tyrone town, saying it will help to increase opportunities for cyclists and walkers in the area.

“This scheme is part of my commitment to the delivery of active travel schemes across the North and to making walking, wheeling and cycling a safer and more attractive option for people getting around,” Mallon said.

“This will greatly enhance provision for cyclists and pedestrians and provide further opportunities for active travel.

“When complete, the upgraded route will provide an improved facility in the Omagh area to encourage more walking, wheeling and cycling at this location.

“I would like to thank local residents and businesses in advance for their cooperation and ask that they comply with all temporary traffic restrictions while these much needed works are completed.”

A statement from DfI said: “Road users are advised that lane closures and a period of road closure will be required to facilitate the construction process and to take extra care in the vicinity of the works especially due to shorter daylight hours with darker mornings on the road network.”

BelfastLive – Co Tyrone