Hearty chairs Roads Service meeting
Sinn Féin councillor Terry Hearty chaired a meeting of the Road Service Autumn Report to the council on Wednesday evening last.
Councillor Hearty thanked the Officials for their presentation, and said it was good to see more money in the budget for the coming year of an additional £2.1 million, but to get our roads up to the proper standard it would take a lot more of an investment.
He stated, “There needs to be a huge investment in the B30 from Camlough to Crossmaglen road, but this would have to be separate from our Road Maintenance Budget. In the Report they showed the junction of Newry Road onto Creamery Road is due for realignment in the Budget Year of 2014/2015.
“I explained that this was a very dangerous, busy junction where many accidents have occurred mornings and evenings when people are walking to work to the Glencarron Nursing Home. I asked Road Service Officials to include this junction in the 2013/2014 budget.
He added, “I also raised the issue at a previous District Electoral Area meeting (DEA) of a footpath with proper street lighting from the Newry Road to the Glencarron Nursing Home for the safety of staff working in the Glencarron Nursing Home.
“Finally I raised the issue about grit for the area as many of our roads are impassable in bad weather. Officials said they would look at all proposals and report back to the council in the New Year.”
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