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Patsy McGlone 21st August 2017

McGlone: Delays in Grass Cutting along Rural Roads Contributing to Unsafe Conditions

SDLP MLA for Mid Ulster, Patsy McGlone, has warned that delays by Transport NI in maintaining grass verges at junctions on rural roads are contributing to unsafe driving conditions.

Mr McGlone said, “There has been a recent increase in the number of constituents contacting my office with complaints about the state of grass verges at junctions of rural roads.

“They are concerned that the height of the grass at these junctions is obstructing the view of motorists and contributing to unsafe driving conditions.

“When alerted to the problem Transport NI has frequently resorted to an excuse about the lack of funding hidden behind a computer generated response. But even when the danger has been acknowledged there have been unacceptable delays before any action is taken to improve road safety at these sites.

“The continued absence of a Minister to be held accountable for the lack of action on road maintenance may be a factor, but it is not an excuse.

“I will continue to press Transport NI for prompt action on the maintenance of all our rural roads and improving safety for all road users.”

 

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