Department addresses east Antrim resurfacing concerns

Footway repairs at Glynn have come about as a result of numerous requests in recent years by locals and elected representatives, the Department for Infrastructure has said.

Wednesday, 10th March 2021, 11:36 am

The repairs are currently underway on a stretch from Glynn village towards Poagstown and the Department said they would improve the surface for those using the footway.

“The footway resurfacing work is part of the Department’s annual footway resurfacing programme,” a spokesperson said.

Some motorists have complained, however, of the potholes on the same stretch of road and why they are not being repaired.

Repairs are underway on a stretch from Glynn village towards Poagstown.

The spokesperson said: “As a result of underfunding over many years the Department has been operating a ‘limited service’ maintenance policy, which means that only the highest priority road defects are able to be repaired.

“However, the Department has internally reallocated funding to structural maintenance and this is being used to deliver additional schemes in a number of areas including in Larne.”

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