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Monday, 15 February 2021

Muir urges Minister to sort road works nightmare on Groomsport Road, Bangor

North Down Alliance MLA Andrew Muir has asked the Minister for Infrastructure for an update on works to address the multitude of problems relating to the road surface adjacent to the new housing development at The Banks on Groomsport Road, Bangor.

Commenting on the issue he said “After receiving a number of residents’ complaints relating to noise and vibrations coming from the faulty road surface and maintenance hole cover on the road outside the development I was glad to see commissioning of a report with findings sent to the Roads Service and NI Water. The lack of progress in implementing the solutions needed is however greatly disappointing. Residents should not have to suffer this nightmare with local people unable to sleep due to noise and vibrations coming from faulty road surface when vehicles pass.

NI Water had confirmed the maintenance hole cover would be replaced and other remedial works carried out in the New Year but level of progress has been pitifully slow resulting in need for me to contact the Department for Infrastructure emergency out of hours service last Saturday in light of the serious road hazard caused to passing motorists by faulty maintenance hole cover.

I have tabled formal question to the Infrastructure Minister and urge her to swiftly bring this nightmare to an end without any more delay"