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Successful site meeting with Transport NI in Moneyglass – Kearney

29 July, 2017 - by Declan Kearney

Sinn Féin South Antrim MLA, Declan Kearney has welcomed the outcome of a site meeting held in Moneyglass with Transport NI.

Speaking following the meeting, Mr Kearney said:

“In May this year, I wrote to Moneyglass residents to update them on the rural road safety awareness work which Sinn Féin was involved in with Transport NI and the PSNI. At that time, I made a commitment to arrange a site meeting with Transport NI to progress this priority work locally.

“Myself and Cllr Henry Cushinan held a site meeting with Transport NI this week to examine speed restrictions and overall road safety measures from the Loughbeg Road junction down to the Gortgill section of the Roguery Road.

“We made Transport NI aware of the difficulties regarding compliance with road safety regulations in this part of Moneyglass. Transport NI indicated to us that the agency accepts our concerns about the effectiveness of existing signage to ensure motorists reduce their speed levels along this stretch of road.

“I am confident that, arising from today’s meeting, there will be additional signage and other measures introduced in this part of Moneyglass in the very near future, towards increasing overall road safety awareness, and encouraging motorists to reduce their speed traveling through the area.

“I am pleased that there will soon be an extension of the the 40mph speed limit up to the Ballydonnelly Road. Myself and Cllr Henry Cushinan also intend to continue pressing for an extension of the 40 mph limit from Boyd’s garage right up to and including the junction of Loughbeg Road.

“I am hopeful that all of these measures will serve to enhance overall road safety in Moneyglass for local residents, pedestrians, other local road users, as well motorists passing through the area.”

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