Casey raises road and roundabout concerns

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Monday, November 26th, 2012
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Sinn Féin councillor Charlie Casey has met with the police and Roads Service to raise his concerns with road traffic and pedestrian’s safety at the roundabout situated at the bottom of Camlough road and Monaghan street.

Speaking to Newry Times after the meeting Councillor Casey said, “Due to the high number of road accidents that have occurred at this roundabout this meeting was essential today to discuss possible ways that traffic controls could be introduced to improve safety for both road users and pedestrians.

“This is a nightmare junction for pedestrians trying to cross the road, it is especially difficult for people with prams and wheelchair users to cross safely. There are five lanes of traffic and often it can become a free-for-all for drivers. Restricted drivers can feel pressurised and often unsure when to go, creating traffic build up.

Casey added, “The PSNI and the DOE traffic branch are considering a number of options, such as a pedestrian crossing or traffic lights. I will keep residents up to date with the feedback I receive from them in due course.”


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