KEEP CLEAR markings on way for gridlock junction

Sinn Féin Councillor Sharon Duddy has said she welcomed news from the Department of Infrastructure that it is to introduce KEEP CLEAR markings at the junctions of Marlborough Terrace, Beechwood Avenue to try and keep the free flow of traffic at peak times of the day.

Councillor Sharon Duddy said

“I had been receiving complaints over many weeks about the constant gridlock of traffic at peak times of the day on Marlborough Terrace, Beechwood Avenue and Laburnum Terrace. There is a particular problem for vehicles exiting and entering the junction at the bottom of Beechwood Avenue.

“It is also causing problems for residents being able to park outside their homes, as well as air pollution. Anyone who would travel through the area knows the problems both motorists and residents have to encounter on a daily basis.

“I contacted the Department of Infrastructure and asked them to look at the possibility of introducing a workable solution at this junction to free up the traffic and help ease the gridlock.

“I am pleased that they now informed me that they are going to introduce KEEP CLEAR markings on the road. It’s hoped that this could be in place within the next few weeks.

“I would like to thank the Department of Infrastructure for their cooperation on this.

“We have also been consistently   campaigning for the issue of speed to be addressed on the   Lone Moor Road for nearly ten years now . I know the department is working to try and come up with workable solutions and I hope that there will be positive outcomes there also.