Ritchie Says Clough Pedestrian Crossing Is One Step Closer


South Down MP Margaret Ritchie has indicated that DRD Roads Service following representations from her office has moved a step closer to the provision of a pedestrian crossing in Clough. dn_screenMs Ritchie said today:  “Following representations on several occasions to Roads Service regarding the need for a pedestrian crossing in Clough village, I have been informed that they have carried out an assessment of Main Street in Clough and believe that the location met the minimum criteria required for the provision of a controlled pedestrian crossing. “Unfortunately, funding for this type of work is fully committed in this financial year, but I will be pressing the Minister for Regional Development and Roads Service to ensure that funding is provided for this facility in Clough at a very early opportunity. The Post Office in the village of Clough is now located in the large Eurospar store which means that elderly people and others have to cross the very busy Newcastle-Ballynahinch road which carries a large volume of traffic to undertake their business activity and do shopping”.