South Armagh road repair ‘a priority’

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road worksSlieve Gullion Councillor Mickey Larkin has said that Department of Infrastructure Engineers have agreed with him that the repairing of the stretch of the Dromintee Road close to the Slieve Gullion Forest Park must be a priority. The Sinn Féin representative made his comments after meeting engineers on site.
  He explained, “A section of stone ditch supporting the road has fallen away and the road has begun to crack.
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Go For It March 2017“I contacted Department of Infrastructure engineers and met on site the following day. It was apparent that urgent action is needed and the engineer assured me that it was a priority.
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March 10th 2017“We are nearing the start of the season for visitors to Slieve Gullion and thousands of day trippers will be using this stretch of road from Easter practically doubling the normal traffic figures.”
  The local Councillor added, “The inherent dangers to public safety are obvious and I will continue to work with the Roads Service locally and Department of Infrastructure Officials to ensure the reinstatement of the stone ditch.
  “When work begins it will be necessary to close one lane at this point so I would ask road users to be patient and exercise caution on approach.”

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