Muir welcomes Cultra Avenue resurfacing but urges authorities to do more to tackle North Down roads resurfacing backlog

North Down Alliance MLA and Party Infrastructure Spokesperson Andrew Muir has welcomed plans to resurface Cultra Avenue in Holywood but called upon the Infrastructure Minister for take action to ensure more roads repairs across North Down.

Commenting on the issue, Andrew Muir MLA stated “For years I have been contacted by local residents fed up with the state of Cultra Avenue with a lunar like road surface as opposed to smooth surface with massive pot holes and tarmac falling apart. I am therefore delighted to learn about resurfacing plans after requesting action to get the road resurfaced. 

I am however disappointed this is currently just one of three roads in North Down due to get resurfaced with so many roads and pavements across the constituency in urgent need of repair. The on-going lack of investment by the Department for Infrastructure isn’t acceptable and must be addressed by the Minister to ensure residents have a fit for purpose and safe way to travel. I have raised a formal Question at the Assembly on the issue urging the Minister to bid for additional funds will continue to push for progress because, put simple, people of North Down deserve better”.