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McKay Unveils Details Of Glenravel Traffic Calming Work

22 December, 2008

North Antrim Sinn Féin MLA Daithí McKay has held a meeting with Regional Development Minister Conor Murphy regarding traffic-calming schemes in Cargan and Martinstown. Work is to start this financial year and all improvements should be completed in 2009/10.

Mr McKay said

"I have met with the Regional Development Minister and have gone over the detail of the plans for both villages with him and Roads Service officials.

"These measures will make significant changes to both villages and will improve pedestrian safety. The details of these are being finalised and will go out to public consultation shortly.

"In Martinstown proposed measures include the provision of a pedestrian crossing at the top of the Knockanully Road; three road-humps on the Lisnamanny Road; the provision of traffic islands and pedestrian crossing points from the Knockanully / Glenravel Road junction to Meadowbank and new footway provision on the main route through the village.

"In Cargan it is proposed that the existing footpath across the primary school frontage be widened by 1m; a 40m footway be constructed just before the Glenravel / Gortnageeragh Road junction; the erection of traffic islands and the provision of a new footway link from Benvore park to the bus-stop.

"After this work is completed we will continue to monitor traffic behaviour in the area and will work to introduce further measures if they are deemed to be necessary. I would like to thank the Road Service officials who have met with local Sinn Féin members and myself about this work and it will be pleasing to see that work come to fruition." ENDS

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