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Newry Mourne and Down Miss out on Badly Needed Resurfacing Projects This Year – Kimmins

Liz Kimmins MLA is again expressing frustration that the Newry Mourne and Down council area has missed out on proper road resurfacing investment this year.

The Newry and Armagh MLA stated:

“Road resurfacing in the four council areas of Newry Mourne and Down, Mid Ulster; Derry and Strabane; and Omagh is facing serious delays due to a legal challenge.

“This means that a large number of resurfacing projects that were supposed to go ahead this year have been pushed back until 2022, including Upper Seafin Road in Killeavy as well as The Glen and Old Warrenpoint Road, in Newry.

“Our roads are already a disgrace, the last thing they needed was a year without proper resurfacing investment.

“A £120 million resurfacing budget has now been cut down to 80 million because these council areas cannot go ahead with works.

“Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon provided a long list of resurfacing works in my area that have been delayed until next year.

“It’s vital that these barriers are addressed and the Department gets badly needed investment where it needs to go ASAP”.

List of resurfacing schemes delayed in the Newry Mourne and Down area: image (1).png

ENDS/CRÍOCH 

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