West Tyrone Sinn Féin -- Building an Ireland of Equals

Beragh prioritised for traffic calming measures

Published: 17 September, 2012

Sinn Féin Mid Tyrone Councillor Sean Donnelly has welcomed the decision of DRD Roads Service to prioritise Beragh as an area for traffic calming measures.

Councillor Donnelly was speaking after receiving correspondence from Roads Service which also stated that houses in the area will be given an opportunity to have their input into a consultation in relation to what form the traffic calming will take.

Speaking on the issue, Councillor Donnelly said:

"I have been in contact with DRD Roads Service about the issue of excessive speed in the village, particularly on the Moylagh Road. This has been of concern to local people for a considerable time now.

"In their correspondence, Roads Service said they have recently reassessed Beragh and have deemed it a priority area for Traffic Calming. It is currently number 2 on their priority list, the other village being Loughmacrory, which I also welcome as an priority area for traffic calming measures.

'In relation to Beragh, DRD also said that upon conclusion of the local consultation work could begin in February 2013. However, I would like to see the commencement of works before this and will be in touch with Roads Service to try and get this expedited. Cllr Donnelly concluded

"Beragh has grown considerably in recent years and this is matched by an increase in the volume and speed of traffic. Any measures aimed at reducing speed are to be welcomed and I am confident that this will avert future death or injuries in the area. As such, I look forward to the consultation and encourage local residents to have their say'.