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Kennedy Announces £4million Funding Extension For Road Resurfacing

Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy has taken steps to help the construction industry in the current financial climate. The Minister announced a £4million extension of funding for structural maintenance until the end of October, which will be used for resurfacing those parts of the road network where the need is…

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Rogers Meets With Roads Service

South Down SDLP MLA Seán Rogers has met with DRD Roads Service officials and discussed a number of schemes across the constituency. Mr Rogers said: “I had lobbied the Roads Service department regarding resurfacing work on the main Clough to Castlewellan roadway and also the need for Mary Street in…

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MP Welcomes Assessment of Trassey Road, Bryansford

A committment from Roads Service has been welcomed by South Down MP Margaret Ritchie that it will carry out an initial technical assessment regarding the request for road widening at Trassey Road, Bryansford. Ms Ritchie said:  “I had written to Roads Service in relation to the need to determine areas…

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Killyleagh Road Improvements Welcomed By Councillor Walker

THE Killyleagh Road outside Downpatrick is closed due to essential roadworks. A spokesperson for the DRD Roads Service said: “To facilitate the resurfacing of the Downpatrick Road, Killyleagh, and the repair of an embankment on the Killyleagh Road, Downpatrick, a road closure has been put in place on the A22 Downpatrick Road,…

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Hazzard Concerned at State of Strangford Road to Downpatrick

SINN Féin MLA Chris Hazzard has called for a site meeting with Roads Service Representatives to discuss concerns over the condition of the main road between Downpatrick and Strangford. Mr Hazzard said: “In recent weeks I have accompanied local Sinn Féin activists in carrying out an issue survey of Strangford…

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Roads Service Must Keep Loughinisland on Agenda Says Hazzard

SOUTH Down MLA Chris Hazzard has called on local Roads Service officials to “keep Loughinisland on the agenda”  in order for as much needed road safety provisions can be delivered as possible in future. Speaking at a site meeting with Roads officials in Loughinisland, the local Assemblyman said he was…

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