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Going the right road!

Thursday, 8 February 2018

Going the right road! thumbnailThese regular road users are seriously looking into the pothole matter on Rathlin Island! MC05-21s

A RATHLIN resident has called for the Department of Infrastructure to step up and tackle the potholes on the island in time for the tourist season!
The resident said some of the roads on the island aren't "in a fit state" to be used by cars right now, never mind the plethora of cyclists, walkers and numerous other tourists on sight-seeing trips during the summer months.
She said: "This pothole isn't anywhere near the worst of them but urgent action is required the whole way along the road to the West Light Seabird Centre. That's always the busiest in the summer and is just an accident waiting to happen.
“The way to Rathlin is across the sea, but we don't expect to still be awash when travelling on the island's roads. Poor drainage and excessive rain have resulted in large sections of road being under water, revealing deep and dangerous potholes when the water seeps away. The road is becoming impassable to all regular traffic and is in no state for either locals or visitors to use."
North Antrim Sinn Féin MLA Philip McGuigan and the Party's Infrastructure spokesperson said that Budget proposal options by the Department for Infrastructure will decimate our road network if implemented.
Speaking after leading a Party delegation to meet with the Departments Permanent Secretary Mr. Mc Guigan said: "Nobody who is currently driving on our road network needs me to tell them how bad the roads are for potholes and serious defects.
*Read the full story in this week's Chronicle

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