JOHNNY Watterson’s Lane reopens today (Friday) after completion of a major improvement scheme. The road closed for the work to start on August 3 and was scheduled to remain shut for 34 weeks but more efficient working practices have allowed completion in just nine weeks. (See before and after photos.)
Transport Minister David Anderson MHK said: ‘The department was able to accelerate the programme by introducing new working methods, including a shift working system and plastic kerbs. ‘This project has demonstrated that by using modern working practices we can deliver a more efficient service and reduce disruption to the travelling public and residents.’ Here.