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Urgency needed to complete roadworks in Bessbrook before winter takes it toll


Transport NI have been urged to complete a 110-metre stretch of road in Bessbrook before winter takes its toll once again.

Sinn Fein councillor Roisin Mulgrew said the Green Road deteriorated into an appalling state, so badly that that many drivers damaged their vehicles.

The Slieve Gullion councillor said that she has been in contact with Transport NI urging them to ensure that the second phase of resurfacing due to take place on the road is actioned as soon as possible.

“The completion of the first phase of works is to be welcomed,” she said.

“Works completed to date has seen additional drainage added to a stretch of the road which should see a significant reduction in surface water and therefore increase road safety.”

She added: “I can confirm that I have contacted Transport NI urging them to ensure that the second phase, the resurfacing of a 110metre stretch is completed as a matter of urgency.

“The particularly severe winter last year saw the Green Road deteriorate into an appalling state so bad indeed that many drivers damaged vehicles.

“This work is therefore welcomed by everyone and I ask the community for their continued patience as work is completed.”

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