Anger at Green Road resurfacing failure

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Friday, September 14th, 2018

Newry, Mourne and Down Sinn Féin Councillor Róisín Mulgrew has expressed her anger at the failure by Roads Service to resurface a 110 metre stretch of the Green Road prior to the reopening of the local schools after the summer break.

Speaking to Newry Times, the local Councillor explained, “This is a missed opportunity. Last winter the condition of the Green Road for motorists and pedestrians can only be described as hazardous.



“I was inundated by complaints from residents and motorists regarding safety concerns and vehicular damage.

“I was able to facilitate a meeting with representatives from roads service to discuss these issues. Following on from these discussions I was informed that a resurfacing scheme would be carried out but that as an interim step the most serious of the potholes would be filled in.

She continued, “I stressed to roads service that this was a particularly busy section of road especially during school term time when the traffic significantly increases.



“I am therefore angry and disappointed that the resurfacing scheme has not been completed during the school holidays, as this would have limited interruption to residents and commuters alike.”

The local representative added, “I can assure everyone that the resurfacing scheme is still on the schedule of works with roads service waiting on a commencement date from the contractors.”



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