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Maskey welcomes Ulidia traffic-calming site visit

5 October, 2009 - by Alex Maskey

South Belfast Sinn Féin MLA Alex Maskey has welcomed confirmation that Roads Service officials are to hold a site visit with both himself and residents from the Upper Ormeau area to discuss traffic management in the streets running between the Ormeau and Ravenhill Roads.

Alex Maskey MLA said,

“The need a reassessment of the traffic management on the busy, and often crowded, streets that run between the Ormeau and Ravenhill Roads had been raised with our Party by residents during a recent canvass carried out in the area. A number of weeks ago I also met with members of the Ulidia Residents Association and this issue ranked highly among the issues raised by them during the meeting.

“I then contacted Roads Service and requested that their officials carry out a site visit to the area to hear the concerns of the local residents and also to see first-hand some of the traffic related problems which exist in this area.

“I am pleased that the Roads Service have confirmed that this meeting will take place this week. Also confirmed are the issues for discussion which include traffic-calming in the streets connecting the Ormeau and Ravenhill Roads, waiting restrictions in and around St Jude's Square and St Jude's Crescent, and Road traffic collisions, and how to prevent them, at junctions such as that at the Errigle Inn.

“I would welcome the fact that the Roads Service have moved quickly to hear the views of both myself and the residents of the area on this issue.”

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