Burns calls for road upgrade

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Friday, September 6th, 2013

Sinn Fein Councillor Colman Burns has said that the B30 Newry Road at Creggan Bridge has become extremely dangerous for motorists due to the erosion of the road’s surface.

Councillor Burns explained, “This section of the Newry Road, at Creggan Bridge, was resurfaced in the summertime, using the ‘stone chippings’ method.

“Shortly after this work was completed, the weather was extremely hot with the result that the tar melted and all the chipping stones lifted. What we are left with is a shiny and very slippery road surface that is extremely dangerous to all road users.

“This is especially hazardous for cars turning right on to Donaldson’s Road. These vehicles have to slow down or stop on the Newry Road, until they are free to cross, leaving them very vulnerable to other vehicles coming up from behind.”

The Sinn Fein Councillor added, “I have contacted Road Service officials and pointed out that they need to remedy this situation very quickly. As the weather gets wetter and the school buses are back travelling on the roads, this becomes an even more serious situation.

“In the meantime I would ask people to exercise caution when they are travelling on this section of road and be aware of the glassy road surface, especially when conditions are wet.”

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