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Call for southern relief road

The creation of a southern relief road for Newry could unlock the area’s tourism potential. South Down MLA Sean Rogers made the claim stating that a relief road would provide significant economic benefits to the surrounding area. “The creation of the Newry Southern Relief Road could help improve accessibility and has the potential to improve business opportunities in Warrenpoint, Rostrevor and Hilltown,” the SDLP MLA said. “A new relief road could help alleviate the use of rat-running where road users cut through secondary roads or side streets. This can pose a real risk to pedestrians and local road users alike. It is time for the Department for Regional Development to finally bring forward a suitable relief road for the Newry and south Down areas. It is essential the road is in place particularly with the Narrow Water Bridge Project coming forward.”


Newry Democrat

8th October 2013