Call for traffic calming measures on Forkhill Road by Councillor Kimmins

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Wednesday, January 24th, 2018
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Sinn Féin Councillor Liz Kimmins has warned of the grave dangers facing both pedestrians and motorists on the Forkhill Road and has called on Transport NI to act urgently to prevent further accidents from occurring.

“In 2013-14, myself and the previous Sinn Féin councillor for the area, Packie McDonald presented Transport NI (formerly the Roads Service), with a petition from the residents living in the greater Newtowncloughoge area requesting the installation of a pedestrian crossing close to the Spar shop in Cloughoge, however this was declined by the department.

 

 

“The community had, and still does hold serious concerns about the safety for not just pedestrians, but also motorists, as this is a very busy location and vehicles simply travel too fast on this stretch of road.”

Cllr Kimmins continued, “Over the last number of years there have been numerous collisions, particularly at this point, with the most recent accident occurring on 14th January of this year.

“I am aware of the serious injuries sustained by people who have been involved in collisions, especially in recent months. It is long overdue that Transport NI seriously considered putting in place appropriate traffic calming measures before anyone else is seriously injured, or even killed.”

 

 

She added, “I have written once again to Transport NI, emphasising the need for this to be urgently addressed, and I have also requested a site meeting with representatives from the authority to discuss the matter further.”


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