Christmas comes early for Limavady drivers
Thursday, 22 December 2016
CHRISTMAS has come early for Limavady motorists as Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard has announced that the long-awaited roundabout for the Greystone Road and Broad Road junction will become a reality. Mr Hazzard announced the £475,000 junction improvement scheme last week and Alderman Alan Robinson, who has campaigned for the development over the last five years, said he was "absolutely delighted" with the announcement, adding that there was "a fist pump moment when I received the news."
He went on to say: "I am personally very pleased, knowing the effort I have put into this over the years."
Alderman Robinson said the Greystone Road/Broad Road was in the most densely populated area in Limavady with many motorists using the junction to access the bypass, Londonderry and Coleraine.
Mr Robinson stated that he feared for public safety and the possibility that "someone might sadly die" as a result of drivers' impatience at the junction and added: "The most important thing was protecting lives."
He continued: "I love my town and I love our people, the last thing I wanted was to hear one of our residents had been killed at this junction."
TransportNI identified the Greystone Road and Broad Road junction as top priority for the construction of a roundabout after an investigation of recorded collisions and traffic flows, carried out by its Collision Remedial programme.
Minister Hazzard, said: "I am aware that local representatives have been lobbying for this scheme to be constructed for some time.
“I am pleased, therefore to confirm this significant investment which will greatly improve safety for all road users at this junction while reducing traffic conflict and delays at peak times."
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