Beggs Welcomes North Road addition to Pool of Schemes for Resurfacing Work
Ulster Unionist representative Roy Beggs MLA has welcomed news that Roads Service have agreed to add the North Road to a pool of schemes for inclusion in their resurfacing programme.
Roy Beggs MLA said “I contacted Roads Service on 21st March to outline my concern at the condition of the North Road, highlighting in particular the busy section of road that links the Marshallstown Road and Town Centre. This section of road has many manholes which appear to be recessed below the level of the road and there has also been numerous excavations by various utility companies which has left a very poor quality of road surface.”
In the East Antrim UUP MLAs letter to Roads Service, Roy Beggs says “This is one of the busiest sections of road in Carrickfergus linking the Mashallstown Road and the Town Centre. In addition it is the main road servicing Carrickfergus College and Carrickfergus Grammar and as a result has high levels of traffic. I would request that the Roads Service should be upgrading the surface of this busy road because of its poor condition and because of its importance as a key spine route within the Carrickfergus area.”
In response, Roads Service stated that the “North Road from Marshallstown Road to Prince Andrews Way would benefit from resurfacing however, as you know, potential resurfacing schemes must compete on a priority basis for inclusion in our annual resurfacing programme. I can confirm that North Road has been added to a pool of schemes for inclusion in our resurfacing programme as / when resources permit.”