Nar­row Wa­ter bridge

The Argus - - NEWS -

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.

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