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Welcome for Dropped Kerbs in Carrickmore

Published: 30 October, 2014

Carrickmore Sinn Féin councillor Barry McNally has welcomed the installation of dropped kerbs at the entrances to McKeone Villas and Termon Crescent on Termon road in the town. Cllr McNally said he had requested the work after local constituents had raised the issue directly with him.

Speaking Cllr McNally said:

"A number of weeks ago I was approached by a few residents in the local area about getting these two particular kerbs lowered. The reasoning behind it was twofold. Firstly there are a lot of runners and walkers using the stretch of footpath to do circuits of Carrickmore. The lack of dropped kerbs meant that some walkers and runners had to use a small stretch of the road, after disembarking the kerb and it was highlighted as a hazard, particularly with the long, dark winter evenings drawing in. Secondly for anyone wheeling children's prams or wheelchairs the height of the kerb was proving difficult and so a dropped kerb would help in this regard.

"After being in direct contact with Roads Service they installed the dropped kerbs in the past number of weeks, which have been welcomed by local people. I want to thank Roads Service for their co-operation in regards this matter. This is one of over ten roads/footpath issues which I am currently working with Roads Service on in the Carrickmore and Creggan area so it is good see this progress being made.CRÍOCH