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Councillor Mackle calls on Transport NI to allow full access to old road.

Published: 9 May, 2017

Councillor Mackle calls on Transport NI to allow full access to old road.

Speaking outside the entrance Sinn Féin Councillor, Liam Mackle, said:

"The road from Kitchen Hill into the car park of St Ronan's school was closed off during the troubles. It is currently used by a handful of businesses who have been granted access. Currently traffic using St Ronan's, including buses, have to access and leave via Arthur Street and Edward Street. This is the cause of much gridlock in the town.

"The school have asked Transport NI to allow the buses to use the road in the morning and afternoon. Transport NI have invested heavily in easing congestion in Lurgan with the Milleneum Way nearing completion. I would urge a similar common sense approach be applied here - particularly given the impending closure of the St Michaels site.

"My colleague John O Dowd has written to Transport NI who say they are looking into the matter.