Clarke Expresses Concerns Over Road Safety In Newcastle

Sinn Féin Councillor Willie Clarke has voiced his concerns about road safety at section of road at Tipperary Wood / Island Park.

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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.”

Cllr Willie Clarke is concerned at road safety issues at Tipperary Wood and the Island Park walkway.

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.”