West Tyrone Sinn Féin -- Building an Ireland of Equals

Campaign grows for Creggan Road Footpath - McNally

Published: 31 January, 2014

Carrickmore Sinn Féin representative Barry McNally has called on Road Service to extend the Creggan Road footpath in the Mid Tyrone town citing safety concerns for local residents and school children. Mr McNally said, "Road Service needs to extend the Creggan Road footpath in Carrickmore. The current footpath doesn't extend far enough forcing local residents and school children to walk along the road on their way to school, mass or the health centre. This is a very dangerous situation, with people literally having to dodge fast moving traffic as they go about their daily life. The local church, schools, various sporting organisations and the health centre have all added their voice to the campaign, and a local landowner has signalled his willingness to gift the land to Road Service for the project." "Councillor Anne Marie Fitzgerald has hosted a site meeting with Roads Service and Barry McElduff MLA and I also attended a delegation alongside local residents with Divisional Road's Manager, Conor Loughrey where we outlined our very serious concerns and the need to install the footpath as a matter of urgency. We will continue to press Roads Service until the footpath is complete."