“Kill Your Speed, Not Our Residents” campaign continues in Newry

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Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

Newry Mourne and Down Sinn Féin Councillor Liz Kimmins has said that the campaign for the Department for Infrastructure (DfI) to introduce traffic calming measures on the main Forkhill Road which runs through Cloughoge remains a high priority for her.

The Sinn Féin representative made her comments after members of the local Toal / Harte Sinn Féin Cumann which covers the Killeavy area, highlighted the ongoing concerns of local residents about the issue, by asking motorists to “Kill Your Speed, Not Our Residents”.



The local Councillor explained, “Over the last number of years I have been lobbying Dept for Infrastructure to implement traffic calming measures particularly on the main Forkhill Road through Cloughogue. There are concerns about speeds of many vehicles in what is a designated 40 mph zone.

“The Department for Infrastructure Roads Service in response put in place some measures to advise drivers of the speed limits but this has not resolved the problem.”

She continued, “There have been numerous collisions along this road and it is extremely dangerous for pedestrians. My family and I have lived on this road for many years and know only too well the dangers faced by the local community on a daily basis.



“Similarly in Meigh there have been a number of collisions in the last few months, and I have also contacted DFI Roads Service regarding this, specifically at the crossroads at the entrance to the village.”

The local Councillor commended those involved in continuing to highlight the concerns. “Our ongoing campaign to urge drivers to “Kill Your Speed” will ensure that this important issue which has caused concern to many living along this stretch of road, remains out in the public domain,” she added.



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