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McGinn welcomes A1 Corrinshego Public Information meeting

23 August, 2008

Local Newry and Mourne Councillor Pat McGinn welcoming the Public Information meeting taking place in Corrinshego this Thursday night 7-30 (28 August) on the new bypass and the impact on the community locally has urged residents in the hancellors Road, Corrinshego, Altnaveigh and Martins Lane areas to attend the meeting which will include presentations from Roads Service and Contractors about the road layout and ongoing works.

Cllr McGinn said:

"This is the first of a series of meetings with residents and groups from communities living along the stretch of road now being developed. Another one is expected to take place in Carnaget/Parkhead shortly.

"It will be an opportunity for local residents to hear at first hand the exact outline of the proposed road layout and the programme of work involved. It is also an opportunity for people to raise in an appropriate fashion, particular issues of concern directly with those involved.

"Whilst we all accept that this is a major works project, we must balance that with the needs and entitlements of local communities directly impacted."

Cllr McGinn also said that he expected Roads Service personnel to present their findings and proposed model in relation to traffic flow and pedestrian access at the Egyptian Arch, in the near future.

"Roads Service are aware of the concerns that both myself and local residents have raised. We now need to be given the opportunity to view the proposals and respond to them" said the Sinn Féin elected representative. ENDS

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