East Antrim Ulster Unionist Party MLA Roy Beggs having received complaints from constituents regarding the poor condition of the North Road, Carrickfergus and lobbied for improvements has received confirmation from Transport NI that the North Road between Prince Andrew Way and the B90 top road at Marshallstown is included for resurfacing this summer.
Roy Beggs MLA had contacted Transport NI , stating “The North Road, Carrickfergus, suffers as a result of numerous road openings associated with new mains water pipes which were previously installed. As the ground has settled, an uneven road surface has developed. I understand that this is the second busiest road in Carrickfergus and yet it has a very poor quality road surface. I would highlight in particular the section of road between Prince Andrew Way and the B90 Marshallstown Road. I would ask that it would be considered for a resurfacing programme.”
A Transport NI official advised the East Antrim MLA – “We have included this section of North Road in our resurfacing programme for delivery this summer when the school is off.”
The North Road, Carrickfergus is a main spine road serving all three post primary schools and links to the town centre. It is busiest road in Carrickfergus after the main A2 Shore Road.
UUP MLA Roy Beggs concluded saying “It is welcome and long overdue news that this section of the North Road is to be resurfaced, with potholes and previous road repairs deteriorating on this busy section of thoroughfare. Given the poor condition of the road and the volume of traffic, I am pleased that Transport NI have prioritised it in their maintenance schedule. I look forward to the work being completed during the summer months when the schools are closed.”