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Boyle questions DRD Minister on Clady Heavy Vehicle Traffic problem

Published: 27 May, 2014

West Tyrone Sinn Fein MLA Michaela Boyle has questioned the Minister for Regional Development on how he plans to address the ever-increasing volume of traffic going through the village of Clady, and if he has any plans to introduce weight restrictions along the main street.

Mrs Boyle said,

"In recent times, many residents have contacted Cllr Maolíosa McHugh and I, and the local DRD office about the large numbers of articulated lorries that travel through the village of Clady.

Clady is a small village with a narrow street leading through it. The residents in the area are worried about the amount of these lorries which are pounding through the village causing damage to roads, traffic jams and also raising safety concerns for people living close to the road side.

The minister Danny Kennedy has given an undertaking that he will look at the assessment of current traffic movements to see whether any improvements are possible. I have also invited him to visit Clady to see for himself the clearly evident impacts caused by this, in order to come up with measures to resolve this issue for the people living in Clady".