‘Roads around South Armagh are crumbling’ – Local Councillor

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Monday, July 23rd, 2018

SDLP Councillor Pete Byrne has expressed his anger at the poor state of roads around Newtownhamilton with parts of the Carrickacullion Rd being some of the worst he has seen.

Speaking to Newry Times, Byrne said, “After we were contacted by a concerned resident about the state of some roads around Newtownhamilton, I visited the area to see for myself the deterioration that has occurred over recent months.



“The Carrickacullion Road is one of the worst with parts of the road crumbling and falling into structural disrepair. Many of our rural areas, already neglected down the years, are now suffering even worse as a consequence of recent under-investment in overall maintenance.

“We have written to the Divisional Roads Manager specifically highlighting Outleckan Road, Coldbrae Road, Cavanakill Road and Carrickacullion Road.

“All of these have numerous and some quite serious defects. I have urged the Department to ensure that these roads in particular are prioritised with ongoing works and have asked to be advised of what actions are planned.



“Our rural network is an important lifeline for local communities and is essential for the success of our rural economy.

He added, “I welcome the recent commitment to resurfacing works on Dundalk Sreet in Newtownhamiton and I look forward to seeing this scheduled in the near future. I will continue to lobby on behalf of our constituents to ensure that the rural roads network is maintained to the highest possible standard.”



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