Successful conclusion to road signage campaign

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Tuesday, September 24th, 2013
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A campaign by Sinn Féin elected representatives Mickey Brady and Councillor Brendan Curran for additional road signage to be erected at the Camlough Road roundabout has been successful with new signs erected last week.

Speaking about the positive outcome, Brady said, “This is a good example of local people working together to highlight and improve road safety in our area.

“As the result of a Sinn Féin campaign which included site meetings and lobbying both the department of Regional Development and Roads Service officials we now have new signage which will enhance the safe flow of traffic around this busy junction in Newry.”

Newry City councillor Brendan Curran added, “This particular junction is easily one of the busiest in the Newry area and it is by sheer good luck that a serious accident didn’t happen here due to ambiguous signage. Users of this road will identify with the problems caused by drivers jostling to get into the correct lane.

“This was especially problematic for motorists heading into south Armagh. Now with the erection of these signs, drivers can decide well in advance which lane they need to be in.”

Sinn Féin have said that this is the beginning of a further roads campaign in the area with the aesthetics of local roundabouts next on the list of issues to be dealt with, as Brady explained,
“I will be contacting DRD and Roads Service again to raise the issue of landscaping on this and other roundabouts across Newry.

He added, “The approach roads are often the first and last impressions that visitors have of our area so it is imperative that our roads and roundabouts are landscaped and made as visually appealing as possible. This is a long overdue campaign which I will be working with my Sinn Féin colleagues in Newry & Mourne Council to address.”


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