Unlit Dungannon walkway ‘too dangerous to walk at night’

Let there be light! The pathway between Carland Road and Quarry Lane in Dungannon. Lights have been installed but are not working, despite the path opening nearly a year ago.

Let there be light! The pathway between Carland Road and Quarry Lane in Dungannon. Lights have been installed but are not working, despite the path opening nearly a year ago.

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Lights on a new stretch of walkway linking the Carland Road and Quarry Lane in Dungannon are still not working, nearly a year after the path opened!

One local resident claims the lack of lighting on the Mid Ulster Council owned pathway has led to an increase in vandalism at a nearby secondary school, and described the path as “too dangerous to walk at night”.

Dungannon Independent councillor, Barry Monteith, has hit out at what he calls a “ridiculous situation” adding that he doesn’t “want to hear any more excuses about why these lights are not working”.

A council spokesperson told the Times a contractor had checked the lights last week and discovered a fault which had occurred due to vandalism. Repairs to resolve the problem are to take place at the start of this week, the spokeswoman continued.

The lights will be monitored on a regular basis for any issues going forward, she added.