Yellow lines to be extended to ease Drumalane parking issues

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Monday, October 19th, 2015
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Sinn Féin councillor Valerie Harte and party colleague Mickey Brady MP have welcomed a commitment from Transport NI to extend double yellow lines on the Drumalane Road.
Sinn Féin councillor Valerie Harte and party colleague Mickey Brady MP have welcomed a commitment from Transport NI to extend double yellow lines on the Drumalane Road.

Sinn Féin councillor Valerie Harte and party colleague Mickey Brady have welcomed a commitment from Transport NI to extend double yellow lines on the Drumalane Road

The lines will be extended by 73 metres on the east side of the road. Notices of Intention will begin next week with the actual lines put down in early 2016. “I certainly welcome this commitment from the department which I hope will go some way to easing the parking problems that have plagued residents of this part of Newry for years,” she said. “Myself and my colleagues, such as Mickey Brady, have been working with local residents for a number of years now to try and improve road safety in this part of the city. “Thoughtless parking by motorists along what is an already narrow stretch of road is leaving it impossible for pedestrians to use the footpath, particularly if they are using prams, in wheelchairs or have other mobility problems,” Harte insisted. “We have even seen cases where people have parked across driveways and residential access points. As well as being an absolutely thoughtless inconvenience this type of parking forces pedestrians onto the road. “There are numerous parking issues in Newry but that is no excuse for punishing the residents of Drumalane. I’m glad to see the department is finally acting on this issue and would encourage them to extend the lines as soon as possible,” she added. More on this story: Traffic calming measures to be introduced in Drumalane Police call on witnesses to Drumalane Road car incident Car damaged in Newry incident 8 cars damaged in Newry incident DRD Minister invited to visit Newry car parking ‘hotspots’ Police call for witnesses to Newry car damage City centre residents angered at car parking obstructions Brady attends meeting on Newry parking problems

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