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Traffic Management News June 2019

Traffic Management News June 2019

Baranailt Rd (North) closed from 17th June for approx. 4 months

This closure is required to allow the construction of the new Baranailt Road North alignment and the south bound connector from Baranailt Road north onto the A6.

These works will take approximately 4 months and will allow traffic to access to and from Baranailt Road north from the A6 once completed.  The new Baranailt Rd North alignment is different from the current road and therefore must be excavated for the works to take place.

During the works a signed diversion will be in place via the A6 and the B192 Drumrane Road. Please click on the below for details on the diversion.

Baranailt Road North Diversion Map

Progress Update May 2019

Progress Update May 2019


As the summer months approach, the level of construction activity will significantly increase throughout the Scheme.

Site clearance is now complete for the season and fencing has been erected site wide to secure boundaries to all active work fronts allowing the works to progress noticeably each day.

To date approximately 35,000m of fencing has been installed throughout the scheme.

Cut and fill operations are continuing in areas at Drumahoe (Zone A), at Ballynahedin and Foreglen (Zone D), Feeny Road (Zone E/F), Magheramore and Teeavan Road (Zone F) and have moved west of Claudy towards Killaloo (Zone C) in preparation for nearby embankments.  Excavation and replacement of peat area are continuing at Ballyhanedin and Crock Na Brock.


                                                                         Cut operations Teeavan


                                                           Peat Replacement at S12 Ballynahedin


                                                                     Fill operations at Derrychrier


                                                                      Cut operations – Munreery


                                                              Screening operations – Lismacarol 

Temporary bridges have now been installed and are in operation at Foreglen (Zone A), Owenbeg and Owerigh Rivers (Zone E / Zone F)

Culverts have been completed at Killunaught, Crock Na Brock, The Oaks and Fawney link Road and are currently underway at Munreey.


                                                                                 Culvert – The Oaks 


                                                         Culvert operations – box excavation and crane                                                                                                                                     hardstand – Munreery 

Further works are underway across the scheme, with the construction of access tracks on-going in various areas between Ballynahedin and Magheramaore Road.

Progress is being made at the following structures.

S07 Ardmore Bridge

Piling platform for preliminary pile will commence at the start of June 19

S09 Claudy Junction

Temporary road diversion is being constructed and new temporary traffic arrangements will be implemented in June 2019 allowing works to commence on the underpass structure.

S10 Underpass (between Claudy and Gortilea)

All precast units installed, in-situ wingwalls completed, works on northwest retaining wall have commenced and backfilling is due to start in June 19.

S11 Gortilea Road

Enabling works to divert foul sewer diversion and piling platform for south abutment have been completed.

S12 Ballyhanedin Road

Ground replacement for central pier foundation has been completed. Preliminary pile installation is scheduled for June 2019.

S14 Altagarran Road

Installation of precast units have been completed and works on in-situ heel are near completion.

Utilities works have been making progress with BT diversions ongoing from the Belfray to Claudy Junction, Killunaught Road and Altnagarron.  NIE diversions continuing along Gulf Road, Derrychrier Road, the Oaks and Killaloo. NIW permanent works are ongoing at Drumahoe and Killunaght.


                                                                                                                                                                                                                           S10 UB Precast Unit 


                                                                S11 – Gortilea OB – piling platform works

Several permanent and temporary diversions for various utilities are being constructed on site to facilitate the earthworks operations. Further diversions are currently being developed with each utility company and are programmed for construction within the coming months.

In addition, watercourses around the scheme are also being monitored to ensure the surrounding works has no effect on the natural streams and waterways.

Camera surveys have been completed at various locations to ensure mitigation measures are being installed and maintained for environmentally sensitive species.

Noise level monitoring and air quality management is taking place throughout the scheme to minimise disruption and inconvenience to residents, businesses and wider local community.


                                                                  Noise Level Monitoring – Derrychrier

Progress Update March 2019

Progress Update March 2019

With the Winter weather still in sight the scheme continues to make progress in the planning and construction of the A6 D2D Scheme.  Over the course of the last few weeks we have been focusing on operations such as fencing to close site boundaries in the following areas:

  • Between Tamnaherin and Gortilea
  • Between Ballyhaedin and Munreery
  • Feeny Road to Dungiven
  • Claudy towards Burntollet

Site clearance apart from an area in Brackfield and Burntollet has been completed throughout the scheme to make way for the construction works.

Several permanent and temporary diversions for various utilities have been designed and are being constructed on site to facilitate the earthworks operations.  Further diversions are currently being designed with each utility company and are programmed for construction within the coming months.

Earthwork activities have increased, with cut and fill operations ongoing at Drumahoe, Foreglen, Munreery and Derrychrier in preparation for the following structures:

  • S10 – Landowner underpass
  • S11 – Gortilea overbridge
  • S12 – Ballyhanedin overbridge
  • S14 – Altagarron underbridge

S10 underpass excavation

Temporary bridges over the Owenbeg and Owenrigh Rivers are in the process of being installed and should be operational by end of March.

Owenrigh temporary bridge piling operations     

Other works such as the construction of the culverts at Drumahoe Park and Ride has now been completed and culvert works are continuing at Altagarron Road.


Installation of culvert at Altagarron

Further works are underway across the scheme, with the construction of access tracks between Killunaght and Ovil Hill and Feeny towards Dungiven and Munreery progressing.

In addition, environmental works are ongoing with continual mitigation measures being installed and maintained for watercourses and environmentally sensitive species.

Noise level monitoring is taking place throughout the scheme to minimise disruption and inconvenience to residents, businesses and wider local community.


Christmas Charity Drive

Christmas Charity Drive

The A6 Dungiven to Drumahoe project staff brought a little bit of festive cheer to those who needed it most.  Over the Christmas period our staff rallied together to help raise funds totalling £300 for local charity ‘Hands That Talk’ by holding a Christmas Jumper Day.  In conjunction with this they supported the annual Christmas Toy Appeal where they collected hundreds of pounds worth of toys to help make a child’s Christmas extra special this year. 


Construction Update

Construction Update

The construction team have spent the last few months focusing on facilitation works which involve environmental surveys, locating essential utility supplies, earthworks, site clearance and the construction of site access roads and fencing


Site clearance is an important part of the preparation works to ensure the construction phase can run to schedule, however, in order to minimise to effect on the environment and local communities, our priority has been focused on the environmental surveys that are conducted to protect the wildlife and minimise any effects on their surrounding habitat.


As part of the pre-construction works site fencing has progressed considerably, particularly on both sides of Feeny Road and at Derrychrier to allow construction works to begin on accommodation lanes for landowners. 


Earthwork activities are continuing behind Foreglen and working westerly. Areas such as Feeny Road have also seen increased activity in earthworks in preparation for the installation of the temporary bailey bridges over the Owenbeg and Owenrigh Rivers.


Other works progressing include construction of culverts at Drumahoe and Foreglen, enabling a number of water courses to be safely diverted away from the new road.

Site clearance has also been undertaken to make way for the works, which will be replaced as part of the landscaping at the completion of the scheme.



Macmillian Staff Coffee Morning

Macmillian Staff Coffee Morning

A6 Dungiven to Drumahoe Project staff were savouring the flavour in hosting their first coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

The staff whisked up batches of goodies along with thousands of other people across the country to raise monies to help in the fight against cancer.

Macmillan Cancer Support is a leading charity that provides specialist healthcare, information and financial support to people affected by cancer. As well as helping with the medical needs of people affected by cancer, Macmillan also looks at the social, emotional and practical impact cancer can have, and campaigns for better cancer care.