Flynn wants Slieve Gullion traffic situation resolved

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Thursday, July 12th, 2012
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Forkhill Sinn Féin councillor Anthony Flynn has commented on a meeting held with roads service officials this week regarding traffic issues which have arisen due to the unprecedented success of newly opened Slieve Gullion Play Park.

Councillor Flynn described the traffic issues saying, “Residents living in the vicinity of the access points to Slieve Gullion courtyard have come to me with some valid concerns relating to the increased traffic volume on the road. While everybody is delighted that South Armagh has such a popular attraction in its midst there is an onus on roads service to make provision for the arising traffic and increased turning manoeuvres on the Forkhill Road.”

“I have today asked roads service to ensure that there is increased road signage erected leading up to the entrance and exit to Slieve Gullion courtyard and I have also asked that they look into the possibility of providing flashing road signage like that seen at schools to further alert motorists to potential dangers.

“Of course the long term solution to this issue is the straightening of that section of the road and, although funding for road infrastructure has been drastically reduced, I believe a strong case can be made for this in light of the increase in traffic volume.”


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