Delays to Newry road works a ‘massive blow’ – Newry MLA | Newry Times

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Thursday, June 24th, 2021
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Newry MLA Liz Kimmins has expressed her frustration that road resurfacing works in four areas, including Newry, Mourne and Down, have been delayed due to a legal challenge.

 

Delays to Road Works 'massive blow' for impacted council areas – Newry MLA - Newry Times - newry newspaper

 

The Newry and Armagh MLA stated, “The fact that road resurfacing in the four council areas of Newry Mourne and Down, Mid Ulster; Derry and Strabane; and Omagh is being delayed.

 

 

“This is due to a legal challenge and will come as a huge disappointment for the people living in these areas. 

“Affected asphalt resurfacing works that have been impacted are now expected to commence early in 2022. 

 

 

“Our road network is already a shambles.

“And its worsening condition negatively impacts on people and communities on an everyday basis,” she insisted.

 

 

“Now much-needed investment into our road network has been delayed.

“This week I expressed to the Infrastructure Minister my complete frustration over this development.

“And I called for this obstacle to be addressed as a matter of urgency.

 

 

“Our road network is in serious need of investment.

“And I will continue to call for resurfacing works to continue ASAP,” the Newry MLA adds.

 

 

 


 

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