Hazzard highlights Glenn road dangers

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Monday, April 20th, 2015
Community, Politics
“Motorists come off the A1 and drive through Glenn as if they’re still on a dual carriageway”, was how one resident put it to Chris Hazzard MLA, when he walked the roads of the area recently.
Chris Hazzard, with members of the Sinn Féin team, on the roads of Glenn

Chris Hazzard, with members of the Sinn Féin team, on the roads of Glenn

The Sinn Féin candidate for South Down, in the upcoming Westminster Elections, says he had to stand in off the road several times, as cars, trucks and lorries travelled at speed through the community, while locals raised this very issue. “There aren’t any signs alerting motorists that they are in a residential area. No traffic calming measures are in place. You’d expect there to be 40mph signs at least,” said another resident. “We’ve asked Transport NI to do something about it, but so far the road through Glenn is treated the same as any country road.” Hazzard listened to what people had to say and said, “There’s no doubt that there’s a pattern to what people are saying in many of the small communities I have been visiting over the past number of months. “Transport NI needs to start taking the views of people living in rural residential areas seriously. That doesn’t seem to be the case. Glenn residents have contacted Transport NI on this matter before, and they aren’t happy with the response. Nothing has been done to address their concerns.” “Who gets priority on our roads?” Hazzard continued. “Is it local residents or motorists passing through? Judging by the responses from Transport NI to date, it’s the motorists. “I’ve been hearing the same concerns in small communities across South Down, such as Annaclone, Hilltown and Kilcoo, and people don’t feel that they’re being listened to.”
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