West Tyrone Sinn Féin -- Building an Ireland of Equals

Mullanmore Road 'one of the poorest in Tyrone'

Published: 29 April, 2014

Mid Tyrone Sinn Féin representative Barry McNally has claimed the Mullanmore Road linking Carrickmore and Loughmacrory is one of 'the poorest in Tyrone' after he raised serious concerns with Roads Service.

Mr McNally said,

"The Mullanmore road is in a very poor condition, I would go as far as to say it is one of the poorest in Tyrone. Its surface has been in a poor state of disrepair for many months now and as a result several, quite significant, potholes have developed. Barry McElduff MLA and I have received a large number of complaints about the road. Whilst some defects on the road are marked, others are not.

"The road links Carrickmore and Loughmacrory, however the poorest part of the road is the stretch of the road from its junction with the Drumnakilly road in Carrickmore to its junction with the Camlough road.

"Having travelled the road regularly I can attest to the complaints of local people about its poor state. A sign at its junction with the Camlough Road encourages motorists to use the road as part of the 'Scenic Route'. However motorists will not be able to appreciate the Scenic views of the area as they will be too focussed on trying to avoid the potholes on the road.

"I have written to DRD Roads Service about this to highlight the issue and asking them to instruct their officials to carry out an inspection of the road with a view to carrying out remedial action.

"In written correspondence with my party colleague Barry McElduff MLA also last week a senior Roads Service official revealed that they were currently drawing up a programme of work for the incoming financial year and have included the Mullanmore Road for some carriageway improvements. This must happen urgently."