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Progress on £5.4 million investment in Ballymena area

18 November, 2008

Sinn Féin Regional Development Minister, Conor Murphy, has welcomed Roads Service's progress on investment totalling £5.4million in the Ballymena Council area this year.

Speaking ahead of this afternoon's meeting between Roads Service and Ballymena Borough Council, the Minister said:

"The £1.8million realignment and bridge widening scheme at Tullygarley Road between Rosses Roundabout and Dan's Road is nearing completion. The scheme will also provide improvements to footway and cycle links along with bus stop lay-bys.

"The £7million extension of the M2 beneath the Larne Road Roundabout is planned to start in the spring of 2009.

"Schemes which have already been completed this financial year include the upgrading of the Town Centre multi-storey car park which now has improved security and also received floor and roof surface treatment to address minor structural issues as well as applying decorative finishes.

"A scheme under the 'Safer Routes to Schools Project' has also been completed at Gracehill Primary School. This involved widening existing footways to provide a shared use footway/cycleway, installing a new pedestrian crossing at Gracehill and upgrading the existing crossing at Galgorm." ENDS

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