Councillors raise road issues

November 3, 2010

By Brónagh Murphy

Slieve Gullion Sinn Féin councillor Anthony Flynn says he has requested an update from Roads Service in relation to a number of road issues in the Mullaghbawn area.  Top of the list is a call for the implementation of a traffic calming scheme in the village.

Councillor Flynn has expressed his hope that Mullaghbawn will soon benefit from a scheme similar to that which has recently been introduced in Forkhill.

During a recent meeting with Roads Service officials, the councillor also raised a number of other roads issues.  He has asked that the problem of flooding on the Bog Road, Mullaghbawn be investigated and remedied and also that consideration be given to resurfacing the Mill Road and gritting of the Longfield Road.

He drew attention to the fact that a petition of more than one hundred signatures had been handed in to Roads Service some time ago but as yet no reply has been forthcoming.


Meanwhile his party colleague Fews area Councillor Pat McGinn has confirmed that he has requested Roads Service officials to monitor traffic volume and speed on the Chancellor’s Road in the vicinity of Bleary Bungalows to Moninna Park stretch.

“Along with local residents, I have been continually highlighting on an ongoing basis concerns in relation to traffic volume and speed, and with the new road now being fully operational, there is a genuine fear that this will increase,” Mr McGinn said. 

“We believe that as a matter of priority there is a definite need to implement appropriate traffic calming measures along this stretch of road.”

Councillor McGinn also pointed out that he has requested a meeting between councillors, Roads Service and other agencies in relation to issues in the Sheepbrige and Corcreechy Road areas.