Progress on £5.1 million investment in Down area
Sinn Féin Regional Development Minister, Conor Murphy, has welcomed Roads Service's progress on investment totalling £5.1million in the Down District Council area this year.
Speaking ahead of tonight's meeting between Roads Service and Down District Council, the Minister said:
"Roads Service is currently awaiting the outcome of the public inquiry into the draft Ards/ Down Area Plan 2015 which includes the A24 Ballynahinch Bypass proposal. It is the intention to propose the Ballynahinch Bypass scheme to preliminary public consultation as soon as practicably possible once the outcome of the public inquiry into Ards/ Down Area Plan 2015 is known. Meanwhile Roads Service is carrying out essential development to ensure it proceeds through statutory procedures.
"Other schemes ongoing within the Down Council include an extensive programme of smaller local transport and safety measures as well as resurfacing and other routine maintenance works."
Note to Editors
The continued investment in local transport and safety measures in the Down Council area includes traffic calming schemes, measures to assist cyclists and pedestrians and a programme of school travel and safety projects.