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Carrickfergus Public Realm

The Department for Infrastructure Roads, working on behalf of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council will be undertaking pavement and carriageway resurfacing works in the following areas of Carrickfergus Town Centre:

• Antrim Street
• Section of Lancasterian Street from North Street to The Back Ln
• Area immediately in front of the Civic Centre and De Courcy Centre

These works are planned to commence January 2019, with the completion of all areas anticipated by July 2019. Completion within this timeframe will, however, be subject to satisfactory weather conditions and no unexpected delays in relation to utilities and services.

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council will provide further details once a programme of works has been finalised with DfI Roads, and following commencement of the works progress reports can be emailed directly to you by Council.  If you wish to be included in these communications please forward your email contact details to either of the council contacts below.

There will also be representation from DfI Roads and Council throughout the project delivery, who will liaise with traders and public as and when necessary. 
We appreciate that this type of work will cause disruption in terms of the noise, closure to sections of pavements, on-street parking and in some instances the carriageway and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. We will, however, work together to ensure access to your premises is maintained throughout the works.

Update week commencing:

12 August 2019

  • Construction of seating areas to frontage of Civic centre will continue all week.
  • Work will continue all week to pave the frontage of Civic Centre and footway frontage at DUP offices.
  • Evening work will be ongoing throughout the scheme on footway paving. Work may last till 12.00 midnight each evening.
  • Paving to Service Yard 1 of DeCourcy Centre will take place on Sunday 11 August.

The scheme is due to be concluded by the end of August 2019.

Update week commencing:

5 August

  • Stonework to seats in front of Civic centre to commence
  • Granite paving to continue to front of Civic Centre
  • Paving to commence from North St towards service entrance to De Courcy centre  (outside DUP office).

The schemes is due to be concluded by the end of August 2019.

Update week commencing:

29 July 2019

  • Stone building around seating areas at front of Civic Centre.
  • Lay new paving in footway across main entrance to DeCourcy Centre.
  • Lay new paving in footway along frontage of Misha’s Country Store / DUP Advice Office on Lancasterian Street.
  • Sunday 4 August. Excavate and lay concrete foundation for new paving at DeCourcy Centre Service Yard entrance on Lancasterian Street (behind Iceland).

The scheme is due to be concluded by the end of August 2019.

Update week commencing:

22 July 2019

  • Complete new paving along frontage of Poundland.
  • Continue to lay new paving in footway along northern side of Lancasterian Street between taxi-rank and service yard entrance.
  • Prepare new footway foundation along frontage of Misha’s Country Store / DUP Advice Office.

Update week commencing:

1 July 2019

  • Lay final layer of Hot Rod Asphalt carriageway surfacing on Antrim Street and Lancasterian Street. This will take place overnight between 19:00 hours on Sunday June 30 and 07:00 hours on Monday July 1 with a full road closure in place during these hours.
  • Assembly of tree pits to continue along Lancasterian Street and at front of Civic Centre.
  • Construction of new seating areas at front of Civic Centre to continue.
  • Footway construction ongoing between DeCourcy Service yard and North Street and across frontage of Poundland.
  • Carriageway surfacing to be completed on Monday 1 July 2019.
  • Footway works currently planned to be completed by end of July 2019.

Update week commencing:

24 June 2019

  • Preparation work will take place (raising ironwork such as gully gratings and manhole lids) for final carriageway surfacing on Antrim Street and Lancasterian Street.
  • Lay final layer of Hot Rod Asphalt carriageway surfacing on Antrim Street and Lancasterian Street. This will take place overnight between 19:00 hours on Sunday June 30 and 07:00 hours on Monday July 1 with a full road closure in place during these hours.
  • Assemble tree pits along Lancasterian Street and at front of Civic Centre.
  • Continue construction of new seating areas at front of Civic Centre.
  • Footway construction will progress between DeCourcy Service yard and North Street and across frontage of Poundland.
  • The carriageway surfacing is to be completed on Monday 1 July 2019.
  • Footway works are to be completed by end of July 2019.

Update week commencing:

17 June 2019

  • Mill out existing carriageway pavement on Antrim Street and Lancasterian Street overnight between 19:00 hours on Sunday June 16 and 07:00 hours on Monday June 17. Full road closure in place during these hours.
  • Lay base layer of carriageway surfacing on Antrim Street and Lancasterian Street overnight between 19:00 hours on Monday June 17 and 07:00 hours on Tuesday June 18. Full road closure in place during these hours.
  • Assemble tree pits along Lancasterian Street and at front of Civic Centre.
  • Construction of new seating areas at front of Civic Centre.
  • Footway construction will progress between DeCourcy Service yard and North Street and cross frontage of Poundland.

Update week commencing:

10 June 2019

  • Paving works will continue for entrance into DeCourcy service yard.
  • Footway construction and will continue along Lancasterian Street between DeCourcy service yard and North Street.              
  • Night work will take place Monday - Wednesday under a road closure on Lancasterian Street (7pm - 7am) to remove existing cobles and surface carriageway.
  • Work will continue to build concrete blockwork at seating areas on front of Civic Centre.

Update week commencing:

3 June 2019

  • Complete granite paving on Broughshane Street between Suffolk Street and Granville Drive.
  • Work will continue at the junction of William Street and Ballymoney Street to realign the corner.
  • Continue footway construction from Fairhill Square to Broughshane Street.
Update week commencing:

27 May 2019
  • Paving works will continue on footway at Lancasterian Street between DeCourcy Centre entrance and DeCourcy service yard.
  • Footway construction and new kerbing is ongoing along Lancasterian Street between DeCourcy service yard and North Street.
  • Work will continue on pavement construction for the entrance into DeCourcy service yard.
  • Drainage works and underground duct laying will commence on Antrim Street.
Update week commencing:

20 May 2019
  • Paving works will take place on footway at Lancasterian Street between DeCourcy Centre entrance and DeCourcy service yard.
  • Footway construction and new kerbing will progress along Lancasterian Street between DeCourcy service yard and North Street.
  • Work will commence on pavement construction for the entrance into DeCourcy service yard.
Update week commencing:

13 May 2019
  • Complete paving on footway along Lancasterian Street between Back Lane and North Street.
  • Complete paving on footway along Antrim Street between Super Drug and Poundland.
  • Pavement construction for new taxi rank at Lancasterian Street.
  • Lift existing pavers on footway section between DeCourcy service yard and North Street.
  • Lay Wi-Fi ducting between DeCourcy service yard and North Street.

Update week commencing:

22 April 2019

  • Work will stop on Friday 19 April 2019 for the Easter Holidays and re-commence on Monday 26 April 2019.

Update week commencing:

15 April 2019

  • A temporary one-way road system will be in place whilst paving and kerbing works are carried out on Antrim Street and Lancastrian Street.  There will be no left turn available at the end of High Street. 
  • Paving will continue on Antrim Street from Superdrug towards Poundland.
  • Installation of street lights columns at front of Civic centre.
  • Kerb laying on Lancastrian Street from Back Lane to North Street.
  • Duct laying on North side of Lancastrian Street.

Update week commencing:

8 April 2019

Antrim Street & Lancastrian Street

  • A temporary one-way road system will be in place whilst paving and kerbing works are carried out on Antrim Street and Lancastrian Street.  There will be no left turn available at the end of High Street. 
  • Paving will continue on Antrim Street from Superdrug towards Poundland.
  • Drainage will be installed on Lancastrian Street between Back Lane and North Street.

Update week commencing:

1 April 2019

Antrim Street & Lancastrian Street

  • A temporary one-way road system will be in place whilst paving and kerbing works are carried out on Antrim Street and Lancastrian Street.  There will be no left turn available at the end of High Street.
  • Paving will take place on the left-hand side from The Back Lane back towards Poundland.
  • Civils squad will be excavating the footway on the left-hand side from High Street towards Poundland.
  • Street Lighting will be installing new columns between Iceland and the Fire station.

Update week commencing:

11 March 2019

Antrim Street & Lancastrian Street

  • A temporary one-way road system will be in place whilst paving and kerbing works are carried out on Antrim Street and Lancastrian Street.  There will be no left turn available at the end of High Street.
  • Paving work will continue in front of the Civic Centre.
  • Work will continue to the section of pavement between Poundland and The Back Lane.

Update week commencing:

4 March 2019

Antrim Street & Lancastrian Street

  • A temporary one-way road system will be in place whilst paving and kerbing works are carried out on Antrim Street and Lancastrian Street.  There will be no left turn available at the end of High Street. 
  • Paving will commence outside the Civic Centre.
  • Work will continue on Antrim Street from Poundland towards The Back Lane.

Update week commencing:

25 February 2019

Antrim Street & Lancastrian Street

  • A temporary one-way road system will be in place whilst paving and kerbing works are carried out on Antrim Street and Lancastrian Street.  There will be no left turn available at the end of High Street. 
  • Paving will be carried out on Antrim Street from the Town Hall towards the Civic Centre.
  • Re-kerbing will commence outside Poundland up to the Vineyard.
  • It will not be possible to use the “Hanging Gate” entrance for access to the Town Hall or Civic Centre.
  • All access will be through one of the main front doors of the Civic Centre.

Update week commencing:

18 February 2019

Antrim Street & Lancastrian Street

  • A temporary one way road system will be in place whilst paving and kerbing works are carried out on Antrim Street and Lancastrian Street.  There will be no left turn available at the end of High Street. 
  • Existing pavements and kerbs will be lifted on Antrim Street from the Town Hall towards the Civic Centre and associated re-kerbing will also commence to this section.
  • It will not be possible to use the “Hanging Gate” entrance for access to the Town Hall or Civic Centre.
  • All access will be through one of the main front doors of the Civic Centre.

Update week commencing:

11 February 2019

  • Work will continue outside the Civic Centre.
  • Work has been delayed on Antrim Street, but it is hoped to commence around the middle of the week.

Update week commencing:

23 September 
2018

  • Work will continue outside the Civic Centre.
  • It is anticipated work will commence on the Town Hall side of Antrim Street, during the middle of the week.

Your patience and co-operation is greatly appreciated and should you have any further queries in relation to these proposed works, please do not hesitate to contact the Council contacts below:

Contact:

Mid and East Antrim Borough Council: