Joint Narrow Water Bridge / Southern Relief Road Proposal merits investigation – Adams

Gerry Adams SmilingSinn Féin TD for Louth Gerry Adams has written to the Transport Minister, Pascal Donohoe TD, and Department of Regional Development Minister in the Executive, Michelle McIlveen MLA, seeking further information on a proposal to amalgamate the Narrow Water Bridge Project and the Newry City Southern Relief Road Scheme.

Gerry Adams said,

“The media have reported that the Assembly Executive and the Government have been furnished with a proposal which seeks to incorporate the proposed Southern Relief Road in Newry and the Narrow Water Bridge project.

“Sinn Féin has long championed the Narrow Water Bridge Project and we successfully ensured its inclusion in the November 2015 ‘Fresh Start’ document in the North.

“In Fresh Start the Irish Government states its commitment to the project and both the Irish Government and the Executive commit to reviewing the project with a view to identifying options for its future development, for consideration by the North South Ministerial Council in June 2016.

“I have written to Pascal Donohoe TD and Michelle McIlveen MLA to request an update on the Narrow Water Bridge project and this most recent proposal to incorporate Newry’s Southern Relief Road Scheme.”