Ulster Unionist Party Assemblyman Roy Beggs MLA has successfully lobbied Transport NI to get resurfacing work on the Larne Road secured for this summer. The East Antrim politician had been contacted by a number of local residents who complained about sleep and general noise disturbance from the patchwork nature of the tarmac, due to numerous excavation and repair by utility companies providing water and gas connections.
Mr Beggs said “I welcome the assurance provided to me by Transport NI that the section of road from Victoria Road to Trailcock Road will be resurfaced over the summer.
The busy section of the A2 road carries is a route for many early morning HGV servicing local industry. Local residents have been complaining about the road noise levels of vehicles travelling over the road repairs. In particularly the noise from empty HGV’s over the numerous repairs have been disturbing residents sleep patterns”.
Transport NI have indicated that they will be carrying out the resurfacing over the summer period.
“I welcome the decision to resurface this poor surfaced main road and the decision to carry out the work during the quieter summer period. I would urge road users to be patient as the work is under taken and to recognise that Transport NI, by commencing the work over the summer are trying to minimise delays on this vital busy A2 road.
A spokesperson for Transport NI advised “ I can confirm that the A2 Larne Road between Victoria Road and Trailcock Road has been programmed for resurfacing this summer.”