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Mc Aleer calls from traffic safety measures in Rouskey and Greencastle

Published: 29 March, 2018

West Tyrone MLA Declan Mc Aleer has called on TransportNI to implement traffic safety measures in Rouskey and Greencastle.
Mr Mc Aleer said "The B46 Crockanboy Road runs straight through Rouskey village, separating the community centre from the Chapel and grave yard. This is a key arterial route which connects the east of county Tyrone to Derry and Donegal.
"Along with local use, the traffic volume is very high and this has created a lot of safety issues in Rouskey and in Greencastle as the Primary School is situated on the same road.
"In correspondence with TransportNI in 2017, I got a commitment that my request for safety measures would be considered when they develop their annual Local Transportation and Safety Measures works programme for 2018/20.
"On foot of more people contacting me, I have once again written to TransportNI requesting that Rouskey and Greencastle are prioritised in the safety works programme for this year.
Bridie Mc Cullagh of Rouskey Community Association added "We have a lot children and older people using the centre. Older people and children cannot get across the road to the chapel. You could sit in the carpark from 5pm to 6.30pm it is that busy and dangerous and it is the same in the morning. We need something done before something happens".