Aim to find long solution at busy Derry road junction-Kelly

Sinn Féin Councillor Colly Kelly has welcomed news that DRD Roads Service is to carry out a traffic flow survey at the junction of Beechwood Avenue and Laburnum Terrace.

And that a new yellow box junction may be introduced to free up traffic flow particularly at peak times of the day.

He said

“Myself and Councillor Patricia Logue have been working on this issue for a number of years .The problems with the traffic congestion at the junctions of Beechwood Avenue and Marlborough /Laburnum Terrace are very well known .

As far as back as 2011 a number of ways of trying to deal with the traffic at this junction including the feasibility of one way system or restrict parking along this stretch of road. Both these options were explored at the time by the Road Service but they found neither option was found satisfactory.

There was fear that increased traffic on Marlborough Street and Creggan Road ,which in turn would have had an adverse effect on the Air Quality Monitoring Area at Creggan cross roads with the exhaust emissions. Car exhausts contain a range of toxic substances that can have a serious impact on health.

I welcome the news that DRD Road service is to assess traffic flows through the area at peak times to see if a yellow box junction can be introduced.