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Chris Hazzard on the Strangford Road

Minister launches Strangford Road Traffic Review

  Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has launched a traffic review of the Strangford / Downpatrick road following yet another road traffic collision in recent days. Stretching from Downpatrick town to the coast, the Strangford Road – which becomes the Downpatrick Road closer to the village of Strangford – has become notorious for high speed and […]

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Warrenpoint to get additional disabled parking bays

Minister Chris Hazzard has confirmed that additional disabled parking bays will be provided in Warrenpoint. Following very productive meetings with local residents and Newry, Mourne & Down Council it has been agreed to provide disabled bays in the Council owned off-street car park in the vicinity of the new crossing, and to bring forward proposals […]

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Newry / Warrenpoint Carriageway Resurfacing

    Sinn Féin Assembly Election candidate, Cllr. Sinead Ennis, has welcomed the announcement of resurfacing works due to take place on the Newry/Warrenpoint carriageway.  Minister Chris Hazzard has confirmed to Cllr Sinéad Ennis that TransportNI is aware of the poor condition of approximately 2km of the south bound carriageway between Aghnamoira Road junction to approx […]

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The Carnreagh Road - which was closed for two weeks lately as a result of flooding

Solutions being considered for Carnreagh Road following Flooding

  Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has confirmed that TransportNI are giving serious consideration to a number of possible anti-flood measures on the Carnreagh Road, Castlewellan following a recent flood event which resulted in the busy rural road being closed for 2 weeks. Mr Hazzard said: “Unfortunately flooding recently occurred where the Carnreagh Road passes through […]

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Chris Hazzard and Cllr Sinéad Ennis with Mamo McDonald Gerry O'Hare (wearing cap) and Hilltown residents.

Disability friendly Hilltown road crossing welcomed

  Sinn Féin Assembly Election candidate, Cllr. Sinead Ennis, welcomed the improved road safety measures for Hilltown.  Cllr Sinéad Ennis: “The Hilltown community has seen a large population rise in past 2 decades. The volume of traffic going through the town at times does make it difficult for people to access shops and services. We […]

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Cllr. Ennis welcomes Hilltown road improvements

  Following confirmation of road improvements on the Newry Road, near Hilltown, Cllr Sinead Ennis praised the decision, taken by Minister of Infrastructure, Chris Hazzard. The Sinn Féin South Down Assembly Election candidate, said: “I would like to commend the decision by my Sinn Féin colleague, Chris Hazzard MLA, to resurface this part of the B8 […]

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Hazzard announces £20,000 road improvement scheme at Loughview Cottages, Loughinisland. Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has announced that work on improvements to the carriageway and footways at Loughview Cottages, Loughinisland starts on Monday 23 January 2017. The scheme, which will take 10 days to complete, will involve the resurfacing of approximately 1000 square meters of carriageway within the development and replacing areas of flagged footways with a bitmac surface. Welcoming the work Minister Chris Hazzard said: “This scheme will deliver significant improvements to the carriageway surface and footways within this development and will deliver benefits for the local residents for many years to come.” TransportNI aims to keep disruptions to the residents of Loughview Cottages to a minimum. A letter drop has taken place to advise them of the proposals and to let them allow for additional time when planning their journeys in the area whilst the improvements are being carried out. The work will not impact on other members of the public. With all work of this nature extreme weather can impact on the completion date. TransportNI will advise the residents of any unexpected change to the schedule. For information about this and other improvement schemes across the North visit: www.TrafficwatchNI.com

Hazzard announces £20,000 Loughinisland road improvement scheme

  Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has announced that work on improvements to the carriageway and footways at Loughview Cottages, Loughinisland starts on Monday 23 January 2017. The scheme, which will take 10 days to complete, will involve the resurfacing of approximately 1000 square meters of carriageway within the development and replacing areas of flagged footways […]

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