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The Department for Infrastructure are carrying out a Stage 3 Community consultation on the proposed Newry Southern Relief Road later this month.

The event seeks comments and views from the public to help shape the final design of the scheme.

The event which is open to all will run over two days on Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 June 2019 from 10am to 9pm in the Sean Hollywood Arts Centre.

The location where the proposed Southern Relief Road crosses Newry Canal. Photograph: Columba O'Hare/ Newry.ie
The location where the proposed Southern Relief Road crosses Newry Canal. Photograph: Columba O'Hare/ Newry.ie

It follows on from the selection of the preferred route in October 2018 and the Department is continuing to advance the development of this new strategic road link, between the A1 Dublin Road dual carriageway and A2 Warrenpoint Road dual carriageway.

Representatives from the project team will be available at the venue during the event to explain the scheme further and to answer questions.

Stated objectives of the project are to reduce journey times for strategic traffic between A1 and A2, Improve journey time reliability for strategic traffic, reduce conflict between strategic and local traffic, contribute positively to transport economic efficiency, contribute positively to road safety, minimise impact on the environment, achieve value for money and maintain navigation on the Newry Ship Canal.

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