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Slieve Gullion Councillor Pete Byrne has welcomed progess on the delivery of  recommendations following an assessment for traffic calming measures in Culloville but states he will continue to press the need for a reduction in the speed limit in the area.

Byrne said: “It’s been over a year since we mounted a campaign to address Culloville residents concerns over the speed of vehicles travelling through the village. Parents are rightly concerned about their children crossing the road between Malachy Connolly Park and Fane Grove to visit the new playpark and their fears are at the heart of why I sought a review of traffic calming measures in the area.”

“I am pleased that work is nearly completed on a raft of traffic calming improvements. New signage is in place and trees have been cut back on the footpath but further work on road markings has yet to be undertaken. I will be writing to DfI Roads to request an update and urge them to complete the remaining recommendations as soon as possible.”

“I will also be writing to the PSNI to ensure that they co-operate with a review of the speed limit in the area. We need a rigorous approach to road safety when it comes to our young people, whether it’s outside schools or at play parks and all public bodies must play their part. That is why I will continue to press the need for a reduction in the speed limit in Culloville. Again, on behalf of residents, I would appeal to drivers to drive carefully through the area.”

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