West Tyrone Sinn Féin -- Building an Ireland of Equals

Local representatives welcome completion of £200,000 Ballinamullan bridge scheme

Published: 10 July, 2015

Sinn Féin representatives Anne Marie Fitzgerald, Declan Mc Aleer and Catherine Kelly at the site of the recently constructed bridge on Farmhill Road, Killyclogher.

Sinn Féin representatives Anne Marie Fitzgerald, Declan Mc Aleer and Catherine Kelly at the site of the recently constructed bridge on Farmhill Road, Killyclogher.

West Tyrone MLA Declan Mc Aleer has welcomed the completion of a £200,000 bridge realignment scheme on Farmhill Road. Mr Mc Aleer said "This is a project that we have been campaigning for, for over a decade so I very much welcome its completion. "The Farmhill Road is one of the busiest routes in the district and the old bridge was inhibiting traffic flow. Hundreds of people travel on this road daily to commute to work and take their children to local schools and undoubtedly it will become even busier when the new local hospital opens at the TNF site. "With this in mind, I have written to the Divisional Roads manager about the importance of traffic and pedestrian safety and I am glad to note that he has requested his Traffic Management team to undertake a review of the site with the PSNI Roads Policing. Cllr Fitzgerald added "I also welcome completion of this important scheme and will continue to lobby for a footpath along the entire Farmhill Road. "Ballinamullan is the home of Cappagh GAA, the Dun Uladh and Gaelscoil Na gCrann and hundreds of people make their way here every day. It is therefore vital that Ballinamullan is connected via a footpath to Killyclogher village. "This would not only increase pedestrian and motorist safety but would actually encourage more people to take up walking and reduce traffic volume in the area".