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Chaotic traffic congestion in Keady becoming ‘unbearable’

Sinn Féin Keady councillor Darren McNally is currently lobbying roads service to install traffic lights for a trial period at the intersection of Bridge street, Davis Street and Kinelowan Street.
The Crossmore representative said that the traffic is causing major delays through the town with school children and workers being affected.
“There are constant delays at all times of the day going through Keady although it is much worse at peak times with a journey of a few hundred yards taking up to 15 minutes.
“This is not a new issue and much effort has been made in the past to try to come up with a solution to the problem.  However traffic is a bad as ever and I think that it is now time to try out traffic lights to see if this could ease the problem.
“The layout of buildings along Keady’s main streets mean that it is not possible to carry out road widening or install roundabouts so really lights are the only viable option.
“I am now lobbying roads service to install temporary lights and to monitor the traffic volume and flow to see what impact the lights are having.  If permanent lights are the way forward they could be installed when Armagh Council’s new street scheme is being completed and the footpaths are being replaced.  It is high time that this issue was finally dealt with.”

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