Burns wants resurfacing work to begin on Newry to Crossmaglen road

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Friday, February 15th, 2013
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Sinn Féin Councillor Colman Burns has said he is hopeful that resurfacing works will begin on a section of the B30, Newry to Crossmaglen Road shortly.

His comments came after he had spoken to officials from Roads Service last week as follow up to a meeting Sinn Féin had with Road Service in Newry, last November.

Speaking to Newry Times, Burns explained, “Sinn Féin councillors had a meeting with Road Service Officials towards the end of last year, where we outlined our concerns regarding the road infrastructure in our district.

“We pointed out the roads that needed particular attention and by and large, there was agreement that these roads would receive attention when funding became available.

“We were told about the limitations on road improvements due to funding constraints and we agreed collectively to do all in our power to lobby the Department of Regional Development for further money for our district.

“Thankfully, it seems that there could be more money on the way and, when this is confirmed, work will start immediately, on the Newry Road from Fords Cross to the Lurgan Road junction. While this is good news, it only remedies a small portion of a road that is in need of major works the whole way to Camlough.

Councillor Burns added, “The excessive rain over the last number of months has taken its toll on our already substandard road infrastructure with potholes appearing everywhere.

“This deteriorating situation needs a huge cash injection. We will continue to liaise with the Roads Service Department to get our area looked upon as a special case, in a bid to get further funding to tackle these mounting problems.”


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