Press Release

Committee Commends Roads Service

Session: 2009/2010

Date: Friday, 15 January 2010

Reference: RD 03/09/10

The Northern Ireland Assembly Committee for Regional Development has commended the tireless work of the Roads Service and its staff during the current winter freeze.

Chairperson of the Committee for Regional Development, Fred Cobain MLA, said:

“The Committee for Regional Development has high regard for the efforts of Roads Service in keeping the road network open during the winter season. The snow and icy conditions have been the longest period of prolonged cold weather since 1981 and the Roads Service has been diligent in ensuring that driving conditions are as safe as possible. ”

Michelle McIlveen MLA, Deputy Chairperson of the Committee, added:

“I, and others, have seen the ongoing work at local depots since mid-December and have been extremely impressed by efforts to ensure minimum disruption on the roads. I praise the Roads Service for the manner in which they have managed resources to ensure that this continues. Coverage in the press of the problems faced in other places, as reserves fall to a very low level, highlights the importance of the work that Roads Service is doing here in Northern Ireland.”
ENDS

Notes to Editors:

Membership of the Regional Development Committee is as follows:

Chairperson:

Mr Fred Cobain

Deputy Chairperson:

Ms Michelle McIlveen

Committee Members:

Cathal Boylan MLA

 

Allan Bresland MLA

 

Willie Clarke MLA

 

Tommy Gallagher MLA

 

Danny Kinahan MLA

 

Raymond McCartney MLA

 

Ian McCrea MLA

 

George Robinson MLA

 

Brian Wilson MLA

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