Burns expresses delight with £900,000 Roads Service repairs

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Sinn Féin councillor Colman Burns has said he is delighted with the news that Roads Service have received a further £900,000 to help them with much needed repairs to the local road infrastructure.

The councillor said that while the sum sounded high, when divided throughout the district it won’t make a huge impact. It was, he said, nonetheless very welcome news.

Councillor Burns, speaking to Newry Times about the windfall said, “This news comes after Sinn Féin met with the local Road Service team at their premises in Newry, just a few weeks ago. At that meeting, we asked about the millions of pounds promised for the rural roads by the Minister, earlier this year.

“We were shocked to find that this money had not filtered down to the local districts. We brought this issue up with our local MP Conor Murphy and MLA Megan Fearon. Thankfully, since then, the money has been successfully drawn down.”

The Councillor added, “We recognise the budget constraints on our local Roads Service and know only too well the many roads that are in a terrible state of disrepair. This money should help, in some way, to address some of the more pressing issues.

“Sinn Féin will, however, continue to lobby for further funding that would help to bring our road infrastructure up to a proper and fair standard and help to address the historic lack of investment in this district.”


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