Long welcomes Glensharragh resurfacing boost

Plans to resurface Glensharragh Avenue have been welcomed by Castlereagh Central Alliance Councillor, Michael Long, after his campaign concerning this issue.

Cllr Long said: “I strongly endorse Roads Service’s decision to resurface the carriageway as it will ensure that road safety is greatly enhanced.

“The Castlereagh Alliance team conducted a residents survey in the Glensharragh area and found that a high proportion of local people were dissatisfied with the current condition of the surface of Glensharragh Avenue.

“Following our recent residents’ survey I made representations to Roads Service to request the resurfacing of this road and am very pleased that they have indicated that the work will be completed within the next financial year.

“The announcement of this resurfacing work is good news for the local area, and Alliance will continue to conduct residents’ surveys all around the Castlereagh and wider East Belfast areas in order to address local issues which people feel strongly about.”

Councillor Long also welcomed Roads Service plans to improve streetlighting in the Carnamena area, following his lobbying campaign concerning the issue.

Cllr Long said: “We conducted a residents survey in the Carnamena area and found that a large number of residents were concerned that streetlighting provision was not adequate.

“I have been campaigning and liasing with Roads Service for some time on this issue as inadequate streetlighting can lead to poor driving conditions and can leave pedestrians vulnerable at night time.

“Road Service recently conducted a streetlighting survey in the area, at my request, and found that lighting levels were below recognised national standards. They have informed me that new lights will be installed during the next financial year at Carnamena Avenue, Park and Gardens.

“The installation of the new streetlights will greatly enhance road and footpath safety and will give local residents greater peace of mind because burglars are more likely to target poorly lit streets.”

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