Infrastructure Minister visits South Armagh

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Wednesday, February 8th, 2017
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hazzard15Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard recently took the opportunity to view at first hand recent road surfacing works on the B30 Crossmaglen Road in a recent visit to the South Armagh area. Speaking at a section known locally as “Happy Days Corner” Minister Hazzard explained, “Around 1000 Rural roads throughout the North were targeted by my road improvement scheme. “We repaired short lengths of road (20-50m) in particularly poor condition, together with a number of longer resurfacing schemes of around 1 km.”
Sinn Féin Newry & Armagh Assembly Election Candidate Megan Fearon who along with colleagues Slieve Gullion Cllrs Roisin Mulgrew, Mickey Larkin and Newry & Armagh Mickey Brady MP accompanied the Minister on his South Armagh visit said, “£10 million has been spent spent by Minister Hazzard and his Department on this initiative.
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Jan End 2017“Rural communities like our own here in south Armagh have benifited from this road improvement package aimed at stopping deterioration and repairing severe defects on the local road network.” Megan continued, “It is no secret that many people living in south Armagh felt that the previous Unionist Roads Minister deemed that the repairing and maintenance of our roads here wasn’t a priority for him, indeed for quite a while we couldn’t even get a pothole fixed.
“The policy by Minister Hazzard has gone some way to addressing that imbalance and giving rural communities across the region roads that are fit for purpose and that will stand the test of time and weather,” she added.

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