Survey confirmed after High Street, Bessbrook concerns raised

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Monday, August 20th, 2018

Newry, Mourne and Down Councillor Roisin Mulgrew has confirmed that a survey will be carried out by Transport NI in the High Street, Bessbrook area after concerns were raised with the Department in relation to pedestrian and motorist safety.

The local Councillor was speaking after a meeting attended by local residents, Transport NI Officers and her colleague Mickey Brady MP.



She told Newry Times, “At this meeting with Network Development Officers Of Transport NI, we once again raised our concerns about the safety of pedestrians and motorists travelling along High Street.

“Traffic calming controls, the building of a footpath along the full stretch of the road and the widening of it were discussed.”

The Sinn Féin representative continued, “The issues highlighted are not new as for quite a few years we have been working with local residents urging for action. The population, vehicle number and pedestrian footfall along this stretch of road has increased over the years and hopefully action will now be taken.



“The next step is for Transport NI to carry out a survey focused on the concerns raised and hopefully an initial report on how to deal with the issues effectively,” she added.

Newry and Armagh MP Mickey Brady said, “We will wait with interest to examine the findings from this Roads Survey.

“It is regrettable that the High Street area of Bessbrook has not seen the necessary investment in road improvements over the years despite considerable housing development and increase in population. This has to be addressed,” he added.



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