Newry, Mourne and Down Councillor Liz Kimmins and her colleague Megan Fearon MLA have met with Transport NI Officials to discuss issues of concern relating to the demand for traffic calming measures in the Park View, Cloughogue area, has said that there is a need for Transport NI to address concerns as soon as possible.

The local Councillor commented "We have been repeatedly calling on Transport NI for the implementation of ramps through Park View, following several complaints from residents about the speed of traffic.

Cllr Liz Kimmins & her colleague Megan Fearon MLA pictured on site at Park View Cloughogue
Cllr Liz Kimmins & her colleague Megan Fearon MLA pictured on site at Park View Cloughogue

"There is a constant flow of traffic through this area, which now contains 5 housing developments and therefore is highly populated with young children.

"Megan and I have had site meetings in the past with Transport NI officials who recognised the need for ramps in this area, however to date this has not been fulfilled.

"We have again strongly emphasised the serious concerns for the safety of pedestrians in the Cloughogue area with Senior Officials and the need for traffic calming measures to be put in place imminently"

Cllr Kimmins also raised the issue of traffic congestion at the bottom of the Dublin Road adjacent to Glen Hill. "I raised the traffic light junction at the bottom of the Dublin Road and Glen Hill, this needs to be looked at as it creates huge traffic congestion on the main road off the A1 into Newry. The traffic build up at key times of the day can be hugely frustrating to local people and also visitors to the City. This has detrimental affects on tourism and the local economy as it can act as a deterrent to people coming into the city centre."

The councillor has asked Transport NI to review the current traffic management scheme and to seriously consider upgrading it.

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