Roads Service meeting amid road safety concerns

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Tuesday, September 1st, 2015
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Sinn Féin MLA Megan Fearon and Councillor Barra Ó Muirí met with Mr Paul Kelly of the Roads Service on Friday to address concerns about road safety around the new Happy Faces Centre at Fords Cross.
MLA Megan Fearon at the Happy Faces building

MLA Megan Fearon at the Happy Faces building

Megan Fearon pointed to the huge success of Happy Faces, with over 50 families making use of the child care facilities at present, and a further 40 families availing of the preschool classes beginning in September. She commented that cars must slow down on approach to Happy Faces, particularly on approach from Donnellys to Fords Cross. “Until such a time as Road signage is erected to warn drivers that they are approaching a childcare facility, drivers need to get into the habit of slowing down as they climb the hill towards Happy Faces,” she told Newry Times. Councillor Barra Ó Muirí echoed these calls. “I’ve seen at first hand cars speeding past Happy Faces. While this was never an issue before the building of this facility, it most certainly is now. “With the prospect of up to 90 families driving in and out of Happy Faces, the dozens of staff and visitors, we can’t take the risk of a serious accident taking place. We have met with Proprietor Fiona Campbell and are in agreement of the need to be proactive, rather than reactive in dealing with this issue. He added, “Mr Kelly was extremely helpful, answering many concerns. We will meet representatives from Traffic and continue to campaign for appropriate road signage warning drivers of the need to kill their speed.”

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  1. […] Streets Service meeting amid highway protection worries “Until this kind of a time as Highway signage is erected to alert motorists that they are approaching a childcare facility, drivers require to get into the routine of slowing down as they climb the hill toward Content Faces,” she informed Newry Moments. Councillor Barra Ó Muirí … Go through a lot more on Newry Occasions […]

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