Increasingly dangerous road ‘needs full repair’

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Friday, August 11th, 2017

Sinn Féin Councillor for Slieve Gullion Terry Hearty has pushed again for a full resurfacing of Concession Road near Cullaville following news from Transport NI that the road is not yet scheduled for full repair.

Transport NI confirmed that the Concession Road, which has received some minor repairs in recent months, remains a priority due to busy road usage, but a date had not yet been set.

Councillor Hearty called for much greater assurances from Transport NI as the road continues to deteriorate. “Concession Road is a very busy main route for those in the Cullaville and Crossmaglen area, and is in urgent need of a full resurfacing.

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“For months I have been lobbying for major repairs, but to date only minor work has been completed in line with statutory requirements from the Department of Infrastructure.

“This is a main route from Dublin to Derry with a slip road to the motorway between Dublin and Belfast. It’s not good enough that such a busy route is left to erode, especially when much more comprehensive repairs have been completed in the Louth and Monaghan sections of the road.

He added, “While this work is welcome, it’s not enough. We need greater assurances from Transport NI and a proper time frame for when Concession Road will be resurfaced.”

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