‘Minister must make funds available for road repair’ – McKevitt

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Wednesday, March 27th, 2013
SDLP MLA for South Down Karen McKevitt has called on the Minister for Regional Development to make funds available for road repair work after last weeks floods and snow storms. Speaking to Newry Times, McKevitt said, “I visited many areas over the last few days and it is evident that the floods and snow have left their imprint on our roads. I have seen many roads with potholes and cracks, some that are very substantial in size and could prove dangerous to road users. “One particularly dangerous area is the Ballymaconaghy Road in Warrenpoint. I have contacted Roads Service and asked that they carry out repairs with great haste but it is vital that the Minister ensures resources are available to local roads service offices so our roads can be restored. Councillor Michael Carr echoed his colleague’s sentiments. He added, “It is imperative that our roads are restored as soon as possible to ensure all road users can travel safely. “I must commend our local Roads Service who have put in a good effort to repair the damage caused by a harsh winter but more work is needed after last weeks flooding particularly in the Warrenpoint and Rostrevor area. Carr added, “While I await Roads Service carrying out further repairs I urge all road users to take care while travelling.”
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