DUP in call for more road repairs after rise in damaged vehicles

A new £441k resurfacing plan for a busy Tandragee road has been welcomed by the DUP.

Tuesday, 13th April 2021, 3:50 pm

William Irwin, MLA for Newry and Armagh welcomed the planned resurfacing of 3.2km stretch of Clare Rd.

Mr Irwin described it as a ‘great benefit’.

He said: “Whilst there is a growing list of roads in need of significant investment due to a lack of maintenance over the past few years, this investment in the Clare Road will at least see this surface greatly improved for residents and road users.

Press Eye - Belfast - Northern Ireland - 6th May 2016 - The assembly election count for Newry and Armagh takes place in Banbridge Leisure Centre. Pictured: William Irwin has topped the poll in Newry and Armagh, with a first count total of 7989. Picture by Philip Magowan / Press Eye.

“I have received scores of complaints about this road over the years and it is good to finally see a start to the works and hopefully they can be completed quickly with minimal disruption.”

He voiced concern at the ‘huge backlog of repairs’ across the area with drivers sustaining damage to their vehicles on a regular basis. He said claims against Transport NI for vehicle damage continue to mount and called for more road repairs.

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