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Peter J. Martin
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Groomsport - Councillor Peter J. Martin

Local DUP Councillors call for urgent action on the Ballycrochan Road

Saturday 25th July 2015

People who know the area realise that the Ballycrochan Road is very wide and people do sometimes speed down it. Safety is our paramount concern here and residents have expressed to us the dangers in currently crossing this road. Given its proximity to a local school this could end in a dreadful personal tragedy.

Local DUP Councillors call for urgent action on the Ballycrochan Road

People who know the area realise that the Ballycrochan Road is very wide and people do sometimes speed down it. Safety is our paramount concern here and residents have expressed to us the dangers in currently crossing this road. Given its proximity to a local school this could end in a dreadful personal tragedy. Constituents have contacted me regarding this situation and I have already been given assurances by Transport NI that they will now carry out a full traffic and pedestrian survey when the schools are back. In terms of solutions I do not believe speed bumps would be suitable for this road and therefore I would like to see Transport NI look at either a new Pedestrian  Crossings or traffic islands. We are hoping for a positive outcome in this situation to ensure the safety of children and the elderly who have to cross this road several times a day.

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