THE main Ards to Bangor dual carriageway is to be closed every night for a week for roadworks.

Drivers expecting to move in a straight line between the two towns will instead be sent down a five-mile diversion along country roads looping round Six Road Ends to move between the two towns – and one of the entrances to Conlig village will be shut down.

It comes as workmen from the Department for Infrastructure’s Roads division move in to lay down new road markings in the area.

The closures start on Monday, June 6, and will shut down the road every night from 8pm to 6am until the Saturday of that week.

Information released by DfI Roads states that use of the dual carriageway will be ‘temporarily prohibited’ on a stretch of the route from Conlig’s Green Road intersection to the Church Road junction in Newtownards.

As a result, Conlig’s Old Bangor Road junction with the dual carriageway will be inaccessible for the duration fo the overnight closures.

Drivers who want to travel from Bangor to Ards at night will be diverted down Green Road to Six Road Ends, and then along the A48 country road to enter Newtownards close to the Movilla part of town.

Anyone wanting to get from Ards to Bangor or Conlig will be directed along the same route in the opposite direction, starting from the town’s Donaghadee Road.