Narrow Water bridge
CLLR. Maeve Yore called for the restriction of HGV’s over five tonnes using Maxwell Row and St. Nicholas Avenue due to safety concerns of residents.
Councillors heard the matter had come before the council a few years ago, and at the time a traffic survey was concluded that just 1% of traffic in the area was HGV’s, IN 201 the surface was renewed and new speed ramps installed which slow traffic down. The council committed to carry out another traffic survey in the area to determine if restrictions should apply to HGV’s. THE future of the Narrow Water bridge still remains uncertain, despite some works being carried out at the northern end of the proposed project over the last few weeks.
Cllr Antoin Watters asked if there was any update on the project. Councillors heard that some works were conducted recently, and planning permission for the bridge was retained.
However, there was no further update on the issue of funding for the ambitious cross border project EFFORTS to extend the popular Carlingford- Omeath greenway northwards into the Newry area are moving at apace, councillors learned.
The next phase will involve over 10 kilometres of cross border greenway in the project led by Louth Count Council.
Members were told that tenders for part of the scheme in Northern Ireland are being assessed.
Construction of the next phase is expected to be completed by 2019.