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Residents in two Co. Armagh villages raise serious concerns over traffic in area


Residents in Poyntzpass and Clady have raised concerns over traffic speeds through their respective villages.

There have been calls for traffic calming measures, but road conditions have also long been an issue.

Sinn Féin Councillor Bróna Haughey said she has written to the Department for Infrastructure (DfI) in relation to those concerns – including the issue of Corran Bridge in Granemore.

“Residents in Poyntzpass have expressed serious concerns about the amount of vehicles passing through the village at high speed,” explained Councillor Haughey.

“I support their demand for the installation of traffic calming measures in the busy village and I have written to the DfI requesting they urgently address these concerns.”

The local councillor has also highlighted traffic issues in Clady.

“Clady village is suffering the same fate; there is a 40mph limit through the village but with an increase in mart traffic and high speeds through the village, locals have voiced their concerns there too.

“The signage outside the Primary School does not suffice,” she added. “I was recently refused the installation of a zebra crossing in the village and again, residents are afraid of a serious accident occurring if these issues are ignored.

“I have requested that as a matter of urgency a traffic and speed assessment is carried out.”

Councillor Haughey also asked for appropriate signage to be erected at Corran Bridge in Granemore.

“The road at this location is reduced to one lane and at present there are no signs to warn motorists of this. Appropriate signage is required to ensure the safety and well being of all using that stretch of road.”

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