The DoI will be closing Richmond Hill for a planned three nights this week, starting today.
The closures will be daily from 6.45pm until no later than 11pm from Monday October 4 until no later than Friday October 8.
Forming part of its regular maintenance programme, the work sees the DoI clearing out the surface water gullies ahead of the winter months.
To clear the system of debris, pressurised water is introduced which tends to eject debris into the carriageway from the holes in the kerbs. In order to undertake this work safely the road will be closed from the junction of at Fort North roundabout to the Ballacutchell Road (Mount Murray Back Road).
While the road is closed the DoI will also be reinstating the white lining that was obliterated by resurfacing work associated with the most recent round of drainage improvement works.
The Dept said it expects to be able to complete the work in three nights but is allowing for poor weather.
Traffic heading south will be diverted from Fort North onto the Old Castletown Road. Traffic heading north will be diverted onto the Mount Murray back road which will be made one way north from the entrance to driving range up to its junction with the Cooil Road.
Residents of addresses within the closure site will be afforded access, but they may experience short delays while activity is halted to allow them safe passage. Scheduled buses will continue through the work site as normal. Their passage will be co-ordinated with the team’s activities.