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Serious Road Safety concerns raised on St. Dympna's Road, Dromore

Published: 3 November, 2018

West Tyrone Sinn Féin Cllr Glenn Campbell raising concerns regarding condition of St. Dympna's Road, Dromore

West Tyrone Sinn Féin Cllr Glenn Campbell raising concerns regarding condition of St. Dympna's Road, Dromore

West Tyrone Sinn Féin Councillor Glenn Campbell has raised a number of serious concerns about the condition of St. Dympna's Road in Dromore.

Cllr Campbell said,

"I have written to DfI Roads to raise a number of serious concerns regarding the condition of St. Dympna's Road and the need for gritting of the road out to end of the 30 mile speed limit.

Cllr Campbell continued,

"The road is in very poor condition, following the spell of very warm weather over the summer, which caused the tar to lift along large sections of the road. I would be worried that, if this is not addressed by DfI Roads as a matter of urgency, the road will deteriorate further as we head into another harsh winter.

Cllr Campbell also raised concern regarding the gritting of the road,

"I have been advised by a constituent that that the gritter stops at the turn off for Esker Road and does now continue on down past Dromore Day Care Centre (St. Dympna's Old School), out to the 30 mile speed limit signs. It would greatly improve the safety of road users if the gritter could salt the length of the 30 mile speed limit, before turning and proceeding from there.

Finally, Cllr Campbell has highlighted continuing concern regarding the narrowing of the road at the top of brae close to the turn off for Esker Road,

"The road narrows suddenly at the top of the brae. This is an ongoing concern and is obviously posed a road safety risk, as there is a very real danger of a collision at this juncture. I have asked DfI Roads to consider again what can be done to address this matter."

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