SDLP Cusher Representative Emmajayne McKernan has slammed the poor state of the roads leading to Darkley saying they are ‘an utter disgrace’.
McKernan said, “The two roads leading into Darkley are an absolute disgrace and I call on DfI Road Service to come out and see the road for themselves and explain if they think this is an acceptable state for any road.
“This is not a new issue, it’s long running and it’s shameful, the people of Darkley are being forced to drive on substandard roads. There are so many potholes, broken tar from patchwork jobs, and the road even falling away at places. It’s like something you would see in an off road challenge not a public road to a small village.
“I have serious concerns for safety of road users, nevermind the damage being done to vehicles on a daily basis.
“The Main Darkley Road and the high road are so bad I’d say there is hardly a road as bad across the country.
“It’s a disgrace that there has not been a full resurface and remedial works at this location to bring the road back up to a decent standard. The people of Darkley deserve a better road than these into their village.
“I have written to DfI Road Service to request immediate action to improve the road network in and around Darkley and in particular the Darkley Road and the Upper Darkley road.
“I will continue to press for improvements here until they are finally delivered for the people of Darkley, all of whom are paying high rates and road tax and must wonder where their hard earned money is going.”