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Alliance Says PSNI To Continue Random Speed Checks On Clarkhill Road
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Alliance Councillor Patrick Clarke has welcomed confirmation received from Roads Service that the PSNI traffic section will be continuing to carry out random speed checks along the Clarkhill Road following local community concern relating to speeding vehicles in the built up residential area.

In a written response to Councillor Clarke Roads Service have also confirmed that the Clarkhill Road will continue to be assessed for traffic calming measures. Councillor Clarke has urged motorists driving along the Clarkhill Road outside Castlewellan to slow down, stop speeding and stay within the 30mph speed limit due to young children playing in the built up residential area.

Newcastle Alliance Councillor Patrick Clarke

Newcastle area Alliance Councillor Patrick Clarke has welcomed PSNI speed checks on Clarkhill Road in Castlewellan.

He said: “Following concerns raised from local residents living along the Clarkhill Road regarding their ongoing concern about speeding traffic, I have now received a written response from Roads Service.”

“Roads Service have carried out speed and volume assessments on the Clarkhill Road indicating that the maximum speed averages are over the permitted 30mph speed limit, resulting in the survey being passed to the PSNI for their attention.””

“The PSNI have informed Roads Service that they have spoken with motorists and confirmed also that the PSNI now intend to continue conducting random speed checks along the Clarkhill Road to catch offenders breaking the 30mph speed limit.”

“Roads Service have also confirmed that a recent inspection of the Clarkhill Road, in conjunction with the PSNI Traffic section it was noted that following recent surface dressing a ‘SLOW’ marking near Bellfield housing development has not yet been replaced and the 30mph sign on the right-hand side had been rotated.  Roads Service have now arranged for both sections to have these works rectified.”

“I also welcome the support of the Down Policing Community and Safety Partnership which will support and assist any community safety initiative and can provide funding to a group who would like to take on a speed awareness programme in the Clarkhill area.”