Traffic pollution unacceptable - Donaghy

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Sinn Féin Councillors Rory Donaghy and Maolíosa Mc Hugh accompanied by the Secretary of the Clady Community Association Barry Lafferty have lobbied the Regional Development Committee at Hillsborough Castle regarding the congestion and other problems in Dungiven and Clady Country Tyrone.

Councillor Donaghy said: “Dungiven and Clady share a similar problem of high air pollution caused by heavy traffic flowing through the town and village with over 16000 vehicles passing through the areas daily.

“The high levels of pollution is causing severe health risk to the residents of both Dungiven and Clady so it welcome to be able to make a presentation to the

Regional Development Committee.

Councillor McHugh said: “The risks from high level of traffic pollution are well known so we impressed upon the committee the need to construct bypasses and I also raised the fact that heavy vehicles crossing into and out of Donegal are directed towards Clady by Sat-Nav and the need to have this corrected.

“We intend to keep this issue on the agenda until alternative routes are sorted that will result in a huge reduction in the number of vehicles using these roads.”