Sinn Féin Councillor Willie Clarke has voiced his concerns about road safety at section of road at Tipperary Wood / Island Park.
Mourne’s Sinn Féin Councillor Willie Clarke has written to DFI Roads requesting improvements to road safety at the crossing at Tipperary Wood / Island Park walkway in Newcastle. This crossing forms part of the Mourne Way designated walking route and Cllr Clarke says it is unsafe.
Councillor Clarke said: “It will only be a matter of time before there is a fatality or someone is seriously injured at this crossing, unless concerns around safety are addressed.”
Speaking following discussions with local residents, Councillor Clarke added: “This is a very fast stretch road, with a heavy volume of traffic. There have previously been serious accidents and a number of near misses on the Bryansford Road in the past.
“I am calling on DFI Roads to consider ways of improving safety at this unofficial crossing.
“There is also a need for signage highlighting traffic emerging from unsighted junctions from housing settlements including Shimna Wood. Motorists need to be made aware off these dangers.”