A ROAD safety campaign by local residents and political representatives has paid off as a major £280,000 road resurfacing scheme started this week on a stretch of the A5 Curr Road.
The upgrade was welcomed by Transport Minister Danny Kennedy and Sinn Féin councillor Glen Campbell who lobbied for the improvements. In November last year he led a delegation of residents at a site meeting with Road Service calling for further investment in the Curr Road in the interim period before full delivery of the new A5 duel carriageway.
Speaking to the Ulster Herald at that time Cllr Campbell said he was “particularly concerned” about the condition of the A5/Newtonsaville Road junction.
Preparation work for asphalt resurfacing commenced this week on a 1.2kilometres stretch of the A5 Curr Road, Omagh. The scheme is due to be completed by mid August.
Cllr Campbell said, “I want to welcome this road improvement scheme, which represents a significant investment in the Curr Road, approaching Eskra and Newtonsaville.
“TheA5/Newtonsaville junction has been in dire condition for several years. This has led to the dangerous practice of motorists avoiding the right hand filter lane, which reduces their vision of the road ahead and increases the chance of a collision. This scheme addresses the concerns I have been raising and will be reassuring to those who use this junction on a daily basis.”