Completion of £400,000 Craigavon Lakes Active Travel improvement scheme

Completion of £400,000 Craigavon Lakes Active Travel improvement scheme

Work on a £400,000 upgrade scheme to improve the shared footway and cycleway around the Craigavon Lakes has been substantially completed.

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Work on a £400,000 upgrade scheme to improve the shared footway and cycleway around the Craigavon Lakes has been substantially completed to enable it to be brought back into service ahead of the Christmas break.

The upgraded route provides an improved facility in the Craigavon area to encourage more walking, wheeling and cycling at this popular location.

Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon said: “This significant investment to upgrade 5km of footway and cycleway around the Craigavon Lakes will benefit all who use this leisure facility for walking, wheeling and cycling.

“I am delighted that this shared footway and cycleway will be available for use over the Christmas period and I would encourage users to enjoy this new improved footway and cycleway within the current Covid regulations, during this welcome break.

“I would like to thank the users of this facility for their patience and cooperation while these works were completed.”

The improvement work involved the resurfacing and widening the existing shared footway and cycleway and associated drainage and signage. The Department liaised closely with Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council to facilitate the upgrade to the route. Some ancillary line marking and signs on the route will be completed early in the New Year.

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