Road safety worry

BALLYCASTLE SDLP councillor Dónal Cunningham has called on Roads Service to introduce new road safety measures including road strengthening and the erection of marked impact barriers on a stretch of the Magheramore Road at ‘Quarry Bends’.

Speaking after visiting the site and speaking with concerned local residents, Cllr Cunningham said: “After inspecting the stretch of road and hearing details of recent incidents when drivers have for one reason or another lost control of their vehicles, I am convinced that unless urgent action is taken there will be fatalities on this stretch of road.

“Residents are concerned that this stretch of the very busy road is dangerous especially at night time and in periods of inclement weather. Part of the road is supported by a retaining wall put in place and strengthened by a neighbouring farmer. There is also evidence of damage to the road, which locals fear could cause subsidence.

“I will be pressing Roads Service for urgent action.”