One-way traffic system trial set for Barcroft

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Tuesday, April 11th, 2017
One Way TrafficNewry City Sinn Féin Councillor Liz Kimmins has said that proposals by Transport NI to trial the implementation of a One Way Traffic System would give all residents an insight into how, if possible, the issue of traffic movement, street accessibility and congestion might be resolved. She asked that all residents and vehicle owners embrace the trial and feed into the consultation about its impact.
  The local Councillor explained, “Since I first was elected in 2014, I have been working on trying to resolve traffic problems in the first and second streets in Barcroft Park which had been raised with me by the local community.
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25th March 2017“Due to the very narrow streets there have been severe problems if cars meet as they are unable to pass safely, and often have to reverse out on to Dorans Hill which is extremely dangerous.”
  She continued, “Following a door to door consultation that I carried out in 2014, the majority of residents felt a one-ways system would help to address this issue. I have therefore been lobbying Transport NI for almost three years now to try and have this completed.
  “Some residents and Transport NI officials have expressed concerns about a one way system, therefore I had suggested that Transport NI would consider a “trial implementation” of a one way system. “I am pleased to say that Transport NI are now willing to put in place an “Experimental Order” and are currently consulting with statutory bodies to finalise this.”
  “I believe this will give the residents and agencies the opportunity to see if this system will work and help alleviate the traffic problems that has plagued this area for many years.
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25th March 2017 Box AdvertThe Sinn Féin representative added, “I encourage all residents to embrace the road traffic trial and feed into the consultation about its impact.”  
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