Sinn Féin councillor Barra Ó Muirí has welcomed moves to finally see the return of two-way traffic to Newry street in Newtownhamilton.
Welcoming these developments, the Slieve Gullion councillor said:
“I’m glad to hear that two-way traffic is set to return to Newry street here in Newtown.
“This is another step in the journey of returning the town to full normality.
“Under the new system, vehicles travelling to Newry will be able to cut across the square and continue out the Newry Road via Newry Street, alleviating much of the congestion from Armagh Street.
“This will be the first step in what we hope will be a major overhauling of the village, a key part of which will be the scaling back of the current Police barracks in the village.
“The barracks is a relic of the past and it does not suit the needs of the local community nor does it project the image of a modern, community focused approach to policing.
“Myself and the Sinn Féin team will continue working hard to ensure that the South Armagh Police review is fully implemented, and that the Barracks is scaled back to allow for much needed space to be handed back to the Community.