Funding urgently needed for work on dangerous Magherafelt junction

Mid Ulster MLA Emma Sheerin has joined party colleague Councillor Donal McPeake in calling for much needed work on the Aughrim Road at the junction of the Gracefield and Bellshill Roads.

Monday, 1st March 2021, 11:12 am

Commenting on the state of the road, Counrillo McPeake pointed to yet another road traffic accident at the site, and has repeated his calls for road realignment here.

"A few weeks ago we seen another accident on this road, which is the second in the past year. This is an arterial route which sees a lot of heavy traffic, particularly considering the nearby industry hub at the Creagh, and the proximity to the A6 between Belfast and Derry.

"It is just a matter of time before we see a fatality at this point, and we are calling on SDLP Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon to step in and release the funding for this vital piece of work."

Call for improvements at Aughrim Road junction outside Magherafelt.

His assembly colleague further remarked: "This scheme of work is included in the LTSM programme for 2020/22 and has been highlighted as a priority by our local section manager. I’ve called on the Infrastructure Minister to deliver on this project, as committed to, and ensure that this road is upgraded so that it meets the necessary standard."

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