Walker Delighted At Progress On Roads In Killyleagh

Cllr Billy Walker welcomes progress on a number of fronts on road improvements around Killyleagh.

Cllr Billy Walker welcomes progress on a number of fronts on road improvements around Killyleagh.

Rowallene DUP Councillor Billy Walker has said he is delighted at the progress being made by the Department of Infrastructure Roads Division in repairing roads in the Killyleagh area.

Cllr Walker said: “I’ve had a few positive meetings with Senior Engineer Hugh Morgan and as a result a number of important works have commenced. I’d certainly like to thank him for his swift responses to dealing with the issues.

Surveying work in progress on the Island Road are Cllr Billy Walker with Hugh Morgan, Senior Engineer with the Eastern Roads Division.

“On the Island Road in Killyleagh, we have seen an increase in traffice due to people going on walks along the shore area and this has caused access problems with local residents and their properties. Also, there has been issues with blocked drains causing flooding.

“Roads Division have putr in a number of hard standings and reflector posts to prevent traffic from obstructing in the area.”

Before : paving on High Street in Killyleagh.

Cllr Walker said that he had pointed out the unsuitable paving on High Street in Killyleagh where some kerbs were causing trip hazzards. “Very quickly, the Roads Division responded and removed a large section of paving slabs over the last few weeks and replaced them with an excellent asphalt surface.

“They have also started to resurface the road between the Maxol Garage and the Gocean Bridge. When this work is complete they will then resurface the centre section of Killyleagh. This is currently work in progress.

After: a tidy new asphalt surface in High Street.

“I will also be lobbying once this is all completed to get Frederick Street resurfaced. And hopefully we can get into Strangford View and tidy up the footpaths there too.

“This is great progress by the Roads Division. But it is ongoing. We have to address work too of flooding on local roads such as the Shore Road, Scaddy Road, Shrigley Road and Kirkland Road. There is much to be done yet,” added Cllr Walker.

In Strangford View were Cllr Billy Walker with Senior Roads Engineer Hugh Morgan checking the state of the roads in Killyleagh.