Call for action at major city bottleneck – Hassan

Sinn Féin Councillor Tony Hassan has called on Transport NI(Roads service) to reassess the Traffic Lights located at the junction of one the main arterial routes in the city .

Buncrana Road and Collon junction.lg_tony_hassan_copy2

 

Councillor Tony  Hassan said,

 

I have been contacted by a number of constituents  in regards to problems being caused by the  traffic lights at the junction of  the Buncrana Road with the Collon.

 

Transport NI reassessed the traffic lights there a number of weeks ago to see if it could free the traffic up and ease any back log  along the Buncrana Road.

 

This  is one of the most congested roads in the city, and  is a very busy road for both motorists and pedestrians.

 

Over the last number of years Sinn Féin have made repeated calls to DRD Road Service now Transport NI to  upgrade the Buncrana Road into the four lanes of traffic, something   promised almost seven years ago.

 

There is a clear need for something at this junction and along this road. We can’t put this on the long finger in the hope that future development may happen in this area.A lot has been talked about in terms of developments along this road but still they seem no nearer happening.

I am calling on Transport NI to move on this issue as a matter of urgency.