Call for pedestrian crossing at busy Hilltown Street

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Thursday, April 10th, 2014
Sinn Féin representative Mark Gibbons has called on the Roads Service to provide a pedestrian crossing on the Main Street in Hilltown Village.

Mark Gibbons, Caitríona Ruane MLA and Gerald O’Hare pictured at the area of Hilltown Village where they are calling for a pedestrian crossing to be installed

Speaking to Newry Times, Gibbons commented, “I have been contacted by a number of residents of Hilltown Village requesting I make representations to the Roads Service to investigate the possibility of installing a pedestrian crossing on Main Street, Hilltown adjacent to the Post Office. “The population of Hilltown has increased greatly over the past number of years but has had no controlled crossing point of any type. I have written to Roads Service requesting that they carry out a survey at this location and add it to any existing pedestrian crossing priority list covering the Newry and Mourne Area. He continued, “There is an existing centre island located between The Square and the Post Office, however crossing can prove to be difficult as pedestrians have to watch for traffic emerging from the Rostrevor and Rathfriland Road junctions aswell as for traffic on the main through road. “I hope the Roads Service agree with me that this crossing would benefit Hilltown Village greatly and I look forward to their response on the matter,” Gibbons added.
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