Hearty slams Roads Service for failing on Crossmaglen commitments

June 30, 2014

The Roads Service Annual Report, which was presented to Newry and Mourne Council recently, has been described as ‘failing to live up to previous commitments” by Sinn Fein’s Terry Hearty.

The Slieve Gullion Councillor said he is extremely disappointed that a number of key projects in the Crossmaglen area, which had previously been discussed and fully agreed, have been omitted from the report.

“The major scheme to provide a right turning lane and localised realignment at the junction of the Newry Road and Creamery Road has been delayed until the 2015/2016 financial year.  This is an extremely dangerous junction, which is used by many elderly motorists visiting friends and relatives in the Glencarron Nursing Home nearby.  People have told me that they would rather access the Creamery Road by continuing their journey into Crossmaglen town and back out the Newry Road.  I do not disagree with them as I believe this junction could cost lives,” Councillor Hearty said.

Criticising Roads Service for dishonouring commitments he added: “Roads Service have not lived up to their commitment to resurface the Carron Road outside St Patrick’s Primary School and I am calling on them to address this as soon as possible.

“I also have serious concerns about the state of the Dundalk Road, Crossmaglen which is in desperate need of repair and I again raised the issue of grass cutting along the roads in the area which has left many junctions posing a danger to road users.”