A28 Belfast Road
A28 Belfast Road

Gibson Banbridge Ltd in partnership with DFI Roads were able to deliver a £350k project to an extremely high standard ahead of schedule despite a very demanding programme of works.

The works completed included a upgrade of drainage; kerbing; footpaths and of course the carriageway was milled & resurfaced with Hot Rolled Asphalt. Also new kerbing was placed along a stretch of the carriageway to improve road safety. This project was particularly demanding due to the high traffic demands, both pedestrian & vehicular. When programming we were also very mindful of the amount and nature of businesses which were located on site as well as the many other businesses within Newry City and its surrounding areas.

After DFI Roads consultation with local business reps we were instructed to carry out the proposed works and after further consultation with DFI and the emergency services a plan was developed to minimise inconvenience and safety hazards to the road user as well as all other stakeholders. A lot of the prep work was completed in areas where we could allow continuous 2-way traffic, but it came to a certain point where Health & Safety legislation demanded a one way closure. To minimise the inconvenience through this period Gibson Banbridge personnel along with KM Plant Hire personnel worked long and hard and incorporated Sunday work when possible.

In total we had 3400 tonne of surfacing material arriving on site and we think everyone will agree that it was a job well done.

We would like to thank all the residents and local businesses along with the wider Newry City community for their patience and co-operation whilst this was ongoing. Thanks must also go to our own men and KM Plant Hire personnel who worked hard throughout and give up their Father’s Day to ensure the works would be complete. Of course such projects can only be undertaken and completed to a high standard if everyone plays their part and once again we were proud to team up with the Newry & Mourne DFI Roads personnel who are amongst the very best in the country