New road markings at Fords Cross, Crossmaglen
Sinn Fein Councillor Colman Burns has received assurance from Roads Service that the road at Fords Cross junction will receive new road markings in the coming weeks. The councillor was speaking after a meeting with the roads authorities in Crossmaglen Community Centre last week.
Speaking to Newry Times, Councillor Burns said, “Local councillors have frequently held meetings at Fords Cross, Silverbridge, where we pointed out the many dangers at the junction. Although we still have not been successful in getting lighting installed, we will continue to lobby for this.
“In the meantime, we have to ensure that this very busy crossroads is as safe as possible. The markings on the road continuously wear away quickly due to the amount of heavy traffic that uses Fords Cross. This leaves road users in a vulnerable situation as they try to negotiate the crossroads in the dark winter evenings.
“I have asked the local Roads Service to reline the road as a priority in the coming weeks to try and remedy this situation.”
Councillor Burns also welcomed the work done to the A29 road recently. In all, from Newtownhamilton to Fords Cross, 3000 meters of road, in three different sections, was asphalt resurfaced. This work was completed in November 2012.
Councillor Burns added, “The work along the A29 was very professionally completed and proves what can be done when the budget allows. Sinn Fein representatives will continue to lobby for more funding for our local Roads Service to ensure that more of our roads can be finished in such a professional manner.”
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