The Department of Infrastructure proposes to resurface a section of May Hill from its junction with Coronation Park to Lheaney Road. This will improve the road surface and extend the lifespan of the road.
The works will commence on Monday 1st April 2019 and should be completed by Saturday 20th April. The work will involve excavating up to a depth of 100mm (4") and resurfacing in two layers of tarmac. This work will require May Hill to be closed to through traffic for the duration of the works. The Department has apologised to residents for the late notification of the closure.
There will be a diversion route in place for vehicular wishing to access the A18 Mountain Road. Leaving Parliament Square traffic will be diverted left along Albert Road/Waterloo Road, right onto Queen's Drive West and straight on to Lheaney Road, and left onto the A18 Mountain Road. There will be diversion signs in place along the route and there will be traffic Signals at Lheaney Road junction because it is a tight junction onto the A18 Mountain Road.
This diversion route will be very busy during the works, so to enable larger vehicles and buses to use it, parking will be suspended on the narrow Lheaney Road section. The Department has therefore requested that residents and vehicle owners in the vicinity of Lheaney Road find alternative parking arrangements or park off the highway in sections where there are No Waiting cones.
The Department has advised that there will be no vehicular access to properties on May Hill during the road closure. Again residents are asked to find alternative parking arrangements nearby. The footways will remain open so pedestrian access will be maintained. If residents have specific requirements or deliveries, they should speak directly to Department staff on site and they will endeavour to assist with temporary access wherever possible. Also if there is an emergency situation, the emergency services will be afforded access.
The Department understands that the works will cause considerable inconvenience for a short time and has apologised for such in advance, and thanked residents for their patience and cooperation.