£300,000 improvement scheme for A5 Victoria Road

A £300,000 resurfacing and reconstruction scheme has commenced on the A5 Victoria Road.

The works, which stretch between Newbuildings and Magheramason, will greatly improve the strength and surface quality of the carriageway.

To facilitate the resurfacing and to help minimise disruption to the travelling public, the work will be carried out under overnight road closures for two weeks from 7pm on Sunday July 28 until 7am on Saturday, August 10. The road will remain open to traffic during the day.


During the road closures countrybound (Southbound) traffic will be diverted via the Duncastle Road, Berryhill Road and Woodend Road. Citybound (Northbound) traffic will be diverted via the A38 Lifford Road at Strabane, Letterkenny Road, Clonleigh Road, St. Johnston’s/Carrigans Road, A40 Mullenan Road, A40 Letterkenny Road and A40 Foyle Road.

Whilst the Department has carefully planned these road works and associated traffic arrangements to minimise disruption, road users should expect delays and allow additional time when planning any journey.

Completion of the work by August 10 is subject to favourable weather conditions, however, the Department will keep the public informed of any change.

For more information about this and other improvement schemes visit:



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