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Alliance Councillor Clarke Calls For Clanvaraghan To Be On Gritting Schedule
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ALLIANCE Councillor Patrick Clarke is calling on the DRD Roads Service to include the Clanvaraghan Road near Castlewellan on its winter gritting schedule.

He has also requested salt boxes in the interim period for Clanvaraghan  urging Roads Service to review an earlier 2011 and 2012 decision and has again written to the Roads Service on the issue.dn_screen

Newcastle Councillor Patrick Clarke said: “Last year I wrote to DRD Roads Service requesting that the Clanvaraghan Road in Clanvaraghan be added to the winter gritting schedule of roads. Unfortunately DRD Roads Service declined my written request, citing that the Clanvaraghan Road did not meet the required criteria but was however eligible for salt piles.

“I have again made written representations. The Clanvaraghan Road serves the local village of Clanvaraghan and also a number of rural roads in Clanvaraghan and Slieveniskey.

“At present Clanvaraghan has seen a rise in vehicle traffic use due to development and increased housing. The Clanvaraghan Road also has a school bus route.

“Currently there is inadequate provision of salt boxes in Clanvaraghan. I have therefore asked DRD Roads Service to reassess the Clanvaraghan Road in Clanvaraghan with a view to including on the winter gritting schedule with the inclusion of adequate salt boxes.”