Council to write to Roads Service over Glenravel footpath proposal

LOCAL Councillors have raised their concerns over the decision by the Roads Service to build a footpath from the Picnic Area on the Glenravel Road, Cargan on the North West side.

In an email circulated at last Thursday night’s public sector liaison meeting, the Roads Service confirmed that they have secured funding for a piece of footpath from the picnic area towards Cargan.

The email stated: “A project was commenced in 2008 to provide a footway, on a staged basis, on the A43 Glenravel Road from the edge of Cargan Village out to the Con Magees GAC Sports & Community Complex.

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“As finance has been secured for the 2011/12 financial year it is proposed to take forward the next stage of this project and continue the footway from the end of the stage 1 section continuing on the north-west side for a distance of approximately 350m towards Cargan Village.”

Sinn Fein Councillor Paul Maguire told members that he had spoken to a number of neighbouring residents who agreed that the footpath should be on the other side.

He said: “It would reduce the number of crossings and reducing the number of accidents. All they are looking for is an explanation as to why they are continuing with the footpath on that side.”

Public Sector Liaison Officer Tom Gordon confirmed that he would request an explanation from the Roads Service.