Brown Says Crossgar Road Issues Still Outstanding By DfI


Alliance councillor calls for speed calming measures in Crossgar.

Rowallane Alliance councillor Patrick Brown, is urging the Department of Infrastructure to follow through on their commitment to implement speed calming measures on the Killyleagh Road in Crossgar.

Cllr. Brown has been in conversations with the Department since last year about plans to move the 30mph speed limit sign on the Killyleagh Road entering Crossgar further out of the village in light of new developments at Short Cross Lane.

The Department then confirmed in February 2020 that the new signs would be implemented imminently, yet still no action has been taken.

Cllr Patrick Brown, Rowallane Alliance councillor
Cllr Patrick Brown.

With the recent housing developments built at Short Cross Lane, the area has become increasingly popular for young families and children. They, alongside other elderly pedestrians and runners, use the Killyleagh Road to access the village amenities.

Cllr Brown said that the speed at which some motorists travel along this stretch of road is deeply concerning and residents are understandably feeling vulnerable.

He added: “I, along with local residents in that area, very much welcomed the confirmation that the signs would be moved, especially given the speed at which cars enter into the village in an area with a high volume of pedestrians.

“Whilst I appreciate that the Covid-19 crisis has led to unprecedented delays, the Department has been aware of this outstanding issue long before lockdown restrictions came into play.

“I hope that now there has been an easing of lockdown, the Department will action the speed calming measures immediately.”