Newry Southern Relief Road Vital to Local Economy In a Post Brexit World
Phase 2 Consultation Invites Input from Public to Decide Preferred Route Option
‘The Southern Relief Road around Newry is vital to the regions’ future economic success, especially in a post Brexit scenario’ according to a consortium of local stakeholders speaking ahead of a public consultation on the important infrastructure project. A group including Re-Gen Waste Ltd, Newry Chamber of Commerce and Trade, Warrenpoint Harbour Authority, Seatruck, and Cronus Logistics have argued that the project should be given priority in future budgetary considerations by the Westminster government in the absence of a Local Assembly and Executive.
The scheme aims to provide a strategic transport link road between the key strategic corridor of the A1/N1 Belfast to Dublin route with the A2 and Northern Ireland’s second largest port at Warrenpoint Harbour. It is anticipated that the route will significantly improve journey times and journey time reliability for strategic traffic between the A2 Warrenpoint Road and the A1/N1, while also greatly improving road safety and traffic congestion within Newry City Centre. Previous economic business cases have demonstrated that improved accessibility to both Newry City and Warrenpoint Harbour will support and maintain sustainable economic growth and employment within the area.
A public consultation is taking place in Newry, on 14 and 15 November 2017 designed to help shape the design of the proposed Newry Southern Relief Road and to help decide a ‘Preferred Option’ for the project, based on three shortlisted routes for the proposed scheme.
Pictured at a pre-consultation briefing about the Newry Southern Relief Road project hosted in Newry, Mourne and Down District Council is a consortium of local stakeholders including Joseph Doherty, Managing Director of Re-Gen Waste Ltd.