Call for ‘urgent’ repairs to road

Sydney Anderson.
Sydney Anderson.

Upper Bann MLA Sydney Anderson has warned that work needs to be done to repair the Tandragee Road in Gilford before there is an accident.

He said concerns had been raised by members of Gilford Concerned Residents Group regarding the state of the road from ‘Wee Minnie’s’ to the junction of the Loughbrickland Road in Gilford.

He said, “This road is subject to heavy traffic. In fact, one resident counted over 30 lorries travelling on the road between 6.30pm and 7.15pm on a given night.

“It appears to me that there could be serious subsidence and I also believe that a wall has had to be replaced on the castle side. Also, the footpath beside the road is currently in a bad condition with major cracks clearly on display.”

Mr Anderson added, “As the Tandragee Road is clearly used quite frequently by a rather large volume of traffic it is imperative that the Department of Regional Development and more specifically Transport NI do all in their power to improve the road’s condition.

“I have written to the DRD Minister to request that he give the Tandragee Road in Gilford urgent attention before something really serious takes place.”