Road closures are 
‘unavoidable’: MLA

SDLP MLA Gerry Mullan says the closure of Seacoast Road is unavoidable.
SDLP MLA Gerry Mullan says the closure of Seacoast Road is unavoidable.

The Seacoast Road at Bellarena Level Crossing is closed from 10pm nightly until 7am on November 9 to complete work on the rail line.

A spokesperson for the Department of Infrastructure said it will then be closed for four nights from November 9-13, from 8pm until 7am. The diversion from Limavady is via the Ballykelly Road, Windyhill Road to Coleraine then via Wheatsheaf Road, Quilly Road, Mussendun Road and Seacoast Road to Bellarena and vice versa.

The Duncrun Road, Magilligan will be closed at Magilligan Level crossing from November 14-18th nightly, from 8pm until 7am. The diversion is via Seacoast Road, Tircreven Road and vice versa.

SDLP MLA Gerry Mullan (pictured below)said he understands it means inconvenience for drivers and some local businesses, but says it’s “unavoidable”.

“This is a major operation, and it needs to be done.

“Hopefully, the inconvenience is short term for a long term gain,” said Mr Mullan urging motorists to drive with caution on the diverted roads.