Local Councillor expresses concern about state of roads

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Friday, March 29th, 2019

SDLP Councillor Kate Loughran has expressed concern about the state of local roads in rural communities that pose a safety risk to commuters.

Speaking to Newry Times, Councillor Loughran commented, “Recently I’ve been inundated with messages about the sorry state of our roads across the Slieve Gullion DEA.



“Road surfaces across many rural areas have rapidly deteriorated and we’ve potholes as big as paddling pools in some places.

“Rural roads seem to be falling further and further down the pecking order.

She continued, “Rural communities deserve a good quality road infrastructure as much as anywhere else.



“The current ‘patchwork quilt’ approach costs more money in the long term than carrying out the full resurfacing of roads that are substandard.

“Recent figures highlighting that over £1.2m paid in compensation to motorists is testament to this.

“I’ll be continuing to report any problems flagged to me by the public. I’ll be asking for the road improvements and repairs that are needed across the area in the coming weeks,” Councillor Loughran added.



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