Councillor confirms Camlough traffic and safety assessment

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Thursday, April 23rd, 2020

Slieve Gullion area Sinn Féin Councillor Oonagh Magennis has confirmed that the Department for Infrastructure will now undertake a full traffic and safety assessment on the main A50 Newtown Road into Camlough village.

The Councillor also praised the local residents living at Cloughan Court and Cashel Close for their efforts in highlighting their concerns.



The Sinn Féin representative told Newry Times, “Recently I and my colleague Cllr Declan Murphy joined local residents to launch a campaign which highlighted major speeding and safe crossing concerns in the Cloughan Court and Cashel Close locality.

“A written request to the Department for Infrastructure asking the Roads Minister Nichola Mallon to address the major safety concerns that local residents had, has prompted the announcement of a full traffic and safety assessment into the A50 Newtown Road into Camlough.

“We have requested that the assessment includes the possibility of a pedestrian island, traffic calming measures, the provision of a footway from Cloughan Court towards the local primary school and improved road signage.”



The Newry, Mourne and Down Councillor continued, “It is essential that data like collision incidents and speeding detection are included in this assessment.

“These are the main issues that continue to cause huge concerns to pedestrians and in particular the residents of Cloughan Court and Cashel Close and I commend all for their efforts in highlighting them and demanding they be addressed.”

Councillor Magennis added, “Speeding detection enforcement measures on that stretch of road will be ongoing.



“Whilst we await the report from this study, I would urge all motorists to drive sensibly and safely in the Camlough village locality and in particular adjacent to Cloughan Court and Cashel Close estates.”


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