Sinn Féin councillor Caoimhe McKnight has welcomed the announcement that Transport N.I. is to resurface the Moss Road in the coming weeks but has expressed her disappointment that a lay-by at St Paul’s School has not been included in the scheme.
Welcoming the news Cllr, Mcknight said
“Sinn Fein has been lobbying for some time to have this road made safer and since becoming Councillor for the area I have been in regular contact with Transport N.I. to end the nightmare that this has become.
“The Moss Road has been in bad condition for years and I am glad to see this work finally commencing. In addition to the road resurfacing, speed bumps will also be placed in order to make the road safe for all road users but in particular the children who attend St Paul’s Primary School.
“For the last number of years, the Moss Road has seen an increase in traffic causing growing concern for the safety of residents and children attending the school.
“I have been engaging with the Department of Infrastructure on this alongside other stakeholders and we have been working with the school to improve overall traffic and road safety issues on this busy road.
“Although the resurfacing is welcome, this is only the first step in road safety measures for residents and school children. More pressure must be placed on all relevant authorities, especially the Education Authority and the Department for Infrastructure to provide a much-needed lay-by so that parents may pick up and drop off their kids safely.
“We do not want to be dealing with accidents on this road that could easily have been avoided with the installation of a lay-by and the upgrading of school car parking>
“Sinn Féin will continue to lobby on these further measures and hope to see the final piece of work carried out in the near future.
“Road service have told me that work will start on Monday the 8th of October, Anyone who has issues or concerns can contact me at the Sinn Fein office at Racecourse road or ring 02871359747.