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Parker calls for speedy completion of Myrtlefield Park traffic-calming work

24 July, 2009

Balmoral Sinn Féin representative Vincent Parker has called for work to install traffic calming measures in Myrtlefield Park to be completed as speedily as possible.
Mr Parker made the call after being contacted by residents in the street who were concerned that, while a number of speed ramps had already been installed in the street, the work to install the last two speed ramps appeared to have stalled.
Vincent Parker said,
“The installation of traffic calming measures is something that residents have long been calling for. Myrtlefield Park as has long been used as a ‘rat-run’ by traffic travelling between the Lisburn and Malone Roads, and this has quite understandably caused concern amongst residents.
“I had been contacted by residents in the area concerned that, although work had begun some time ago, the installation of speed ramps had still not been completed.
“I have raised this matter with the Roads Service who have informed me that two speed ramps remain to be installed in Myrtefield Park. They have, however, been unable to proceed with this work because of the large volume of cars that are parking in the street. Many of those parking in this street are people who are shopping on the Lisburn Road, or those who are working in nearby businesses”.
He concluded,
“Having discussed the matter with a representative of the Roads Service it is clear that they remain committed to completing this project. While the residents that I have spoken to are pleased that this is the case I would urge the Roads Service to move to complete this work as soon as possible”.

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