SDLP MLA Dominic Bradley has met with the DRD Minister Danny Kennedy along with residents of Crieve Road in Newry, and public representatives, to discuss measures to tackle residents’ concerns about road safety issues.

Speaking after the meeting, the Newry and Armagh MLA said: “I was very impressed by the number of residents who attended the meeting on site I arranged, and who expressed their concerns in no uncertain manner to the minister.

“The residents are worried about the extent of speeding on the road and the increasing volume of traffic using the route to avoid the traffic lights on the main Rathfriland Road. Their worry is that having experienced a number of previous accidents on the road that failure by Roads Service to act swiftly and appropriately may lead to the possibility of a fatality.

“A number of possible solutions were discussed and the minister and his officials have promised to give due consideration to each of them.

“It is very important that accurate information about traffic flow and density is collected because, in the past, such surveys have been conducted at times which did not reflect the true usage of the road.

“The residents were of one voice informing the minister that they want to see action on this very serious issue.” 

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