South Armagh road improvements ‘on the way’

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Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016
Community, Politics
South Armagh MLA Megan Fearon has described a meeting with Transport NI officials as “very promising.” South armaghMegan met with Southern Division Management officials recently along with MP Mickey Brady and Councillors Mickey Larkin and Liz Kimmins to discuss badly needed roadworks in South Armagh. “We had a very promising meeting with the division management and they were able to outline a number of projects for us that will be happening this financial year; many of which were on the list of worst affected roads we handed to them earlier this year,” she said. “They were able to confirm that of the £3.5m in additional funding that Sinn Féin Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard allocated to the Southern Division, at least £855k of it will go to South Armagh. Fearon continued, “Badly needed large scale resurfacing work will be carried out on several sections of the B30 and dozens of other roads in the area are also due to have work done on them. “A number of other roads we had mentioned were not included in the list but that is due to water mains and other work due to be done on them that will require roads to be dug up. Those roads will, however, be top of the list next year.
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July 2016“While we are very happy with the programme of work that has been set out the best thing I got from the meeting was a new sense of urgency and purpose among Transport NI staff, who have been severely frustrated over the past number of years. “The additional cash allocated by Minister Hazzard and his commitment to improving our rural roads network has injected new life into the roads body which can only be a good thing. With a new Minister and new momentum, South Armagh may finally get the roads network it deserves,” she added.
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