Road surface in Camlough estate “a battlefield for wheelchair users”

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Wednesday, February 27th, 2019

A candidate in the forthcoming Local Council Elections has said that some pavements and road surfaces are a battlefield for many wheelchair users and people with mobility issues and she has urged Roads Service to address the issue.

Oonagh Magennis, a Sinn Féin candidate for the Slieve Gullion Area, made her appeal after visiting St Patrick’s Park Housing Estate in Camlough and witnessing at first hand the problems faced by a local resident.



“The road surface in this estate is a battlefield for any wheelchair or mobility scooter users,” she told Newry Times.

“Unfortunately this is an all too common complaint and there is an urgent need for the Department for Infrastructure (DfI) to give the issue the attention it warrants.”

She continued, “The condition of road surfaces and pavements have a direct impact on an individual’s confidence.



“Uneven surfaces are associated with the fear of falling or tipping over. This is an unacceptable situation.”

Oonagh added, “Myself and my colleague Mickey Brady MP have contacted Roads Service requesting that the road in St Patrick’s Park is considered for full resurfacing.”



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