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Calls for street lighting and better signage on ‘terribly maintained roads’ following Lislea collision

Mountain Road, Lislea

A south Armagh councillor has called for better street lighting and road markings following a collision in Lislea.

Slieve Gullion Councillor, Oonagh Magennis, said residents have rightly called for additional street lighting and signage, as well as better road markings after a collision at the Old Lislea Post Office Junction.

Speaking about the entire stretch of road running from Sturgan Brae to Happy Days corner at Maphoner Road, the Sinn Féin elected representative said: “I have once again reported issues of concern to the Department for Infrastructure (DfI). The main road from the top of Sturgan Brae to the Happy Days turn off is in a shocking state of repair.

“Patchwork jobs will just not suffice anymore. This is a main road in south Armagh, the main thoroughfare from Camlough to Crossmaglen; it is unfair that road users have to drive on such terribly maintained roads.

“These issues regarding this stretch of road has been reported many times to DfI but to no avail.”

Councillor Magennis said, similarly the Mountain Road in Lislea has also “gone beyond patchwork”.

“This road needs resurfaced from start to finish,” she added. “It too is a main rural route from south Armagh to Armagh City via the Tullyah Road.

“It has also been reported on numerous occasions and it is very frustrating to myself, local residents and many motorists using these roads, that our appeals for action to address these issues have been ignored.”

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