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Traffic and congestion solutions at Slieve Gullion welcomed

Slieve Gullion Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Larkin has welcomed the response from Council to issues relating to access to and from the wood.

“Over the recent bank holiday weekend residents found themselves either trapped in their homes or unable to return due to the vast number of visitors to Slieve Gullion.

“Cars were parked in a haphazard fashion along the Wood Road blocking field gates and driveways. Visitors believed that it was still part of the one way system and residents endured consistent blockages in their attempts to get home.

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“I raised a number of issues with the Council, the PSNI and Transport NI in an attempt to ease the traffic problems caused by increase in tourism at Slieve Gullion. The Council has put in place signs informing visitors of two way traffic, new exit signs, direction signs for Newry and signs warning of no access through Wood Road.

“Staff have been placed to guide and advise visitors on leaving the site and cones placed to discourage parking. Along with 80 temporary parking places on site more are planned. The PSNI have assured me that they will monitor traffic flow and I will be liaising with Transport NI in relation to this.

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“As the Council continues to develop this site along with links to the Killeavy Castle project it will be necessary to take on board the concerns of local residents to ensure that enhancing the visitor experience also has a positive effect on the lives of those who live here.”

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