Appeal to start Loughinisland resurfacing

Appeal to start Loughinisland resurfacing

22 June 2022

A DELAY in a promised resurfacing scheme in Loughinisland has been described as a “huge left down for the community” by South Down MLA Cathy Mason and newly co-opted Slieve Croob councillor Jim Brennan.

Mrs Mason said while the Department for Infrastructure insisted that the work in the centre of the village was a “priority”, it has yet to start, describing the delay as “regretful”.

She continued: “The Loughinisland community has waited too long for the much-needed upgrade to ensure the road is safe and fit for purpose.

“There are many children who use this road while travelling to school. That is why Sinn Féin is adamant that a footpath must be included in this resurfacing programme. The community in Loughinisland deserve a fully transformative project.”

Cllr Brennan said his party will continue to work hard for the work to start.

He added: “It is a priority for Sinn Féin in South Down and across Ireland to see project delivery and greater investment in our rural roads. We must ensure that our rural communities are not left behind.”