Farry says more needs to be done to improve North Down roads

North Down MLA Stephen Farry has said more still needs to be done to significantly improve the road infrastructure in the constituency.

Alliance MLA Dr Farry was speaking as Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard announced £245,000 worth of road improvements for the village of Cotton outside Donaghadee would begin on August 1. Work is expected to be completed by the end of September.

However, Dr Farry said it was just a part of the infrastructure repairs that were needed throughout the North Down area.

“This announcement is certainly welcome in terms of the immediate Donaghadee area but it is only the latest step in what needs to be a bigger programme of maintenance throughout the North Down area.

“It is not enough to just fix roads when they have fallen into disrepair but rather we need a strategic, forward-thinking plan that creates an effective and efficient strategy for dealing with road repairs. That will ensure we will not need to spend as much public money on roads in future, as well as making them safer for drivers.”

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