Ennis welcomes new road safety measures for Burren

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Tuesday, December 17th, 2013
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Following recent site meetings with the Department of Regional Development (DRD), Sinead Ennis, Sinn Féin candidate for Crotlieve, has welcomed the announcement that two road safety improvement measures which she had requested have been agreed .

Speaking to Newry Times, Ennis said, “At the first meeting held in Burren village on Thursday 14th November, I requested Road Service investigate the possibility, in the interest of pedestrian safety, of installing a pedestrian crossing and dropped kerbs beside Carrick Primary School.

“Roads Service have contacted me and have agreed to install two sets, one on Bridge Road adjacent to the Play Area and the second on Ballydesland Road below Carrick Brae. This work will begin from Monday 16th December,” she explained.

“Following another request at a further site meeting on Thursday 21st November, Roads Service have also agreed to install three “SLOW” road markings, 80 metres of reflector posts and two bend warning signs on the Donaghaguy Road.

“This improvement will help alert through traffic to the upcoming road layout and prevent the potential for road traffic accidents at this dangerous junction.”

Sinead said she hoped the work will be completed by the end of February 2014 and that local people would be understanding of any necessary diversions or delays.

She added, “This is an essential piece of work for the area and I know that local people will comply with any necessary rerouting or delays.”


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