Beggs presses for North Road resurfacing

Ulster Unionist Party Assemblyman Roy Beggs MLA has contacted the Infrastructure Minister to press the fact that resurfacing is required at the North Road, Carrickfergus, following recent utility work in the area.

Mr Beggs MLA asked “The Minister for Infrastructure to outline when the North Road, Carrickfergus will be resurfaced, given its current uneven surfacing and the daily volume of traffic?”

The Minister responded stating “I can advise that my Department has no immediate plans to resurface the North Road in Carrickfergus. The road surface is uneven due to the high number of utility reinstatements, however, its structural condition would not currently merit inclusion on our resurfacing programme. My officials will continue to monitor and routinely inspect the North Road in the meantime, with any actionable defects recorded and repaired in accordance with current road maintenance standards.”

East Antrim MLA Roy Beggs responded saying “It is disappointing that the Minister has not given details of immediate action to resurface the North Road. However, the Minister acknowledged that there are ongoing issues with the road surface so I intend to continue to raise the matter with his Department with a view to getting the North Road resurfaced.”

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