400 residents sign petition

Handing in a petition to Road Service for traffic lights at the junction of Springtown Road and Northland Road are, from left, resident Hugh Kennedy, MLA Maeve McLaughlin and Colr. Eric McGinley. (1610PG32)
Handing in a petition to Road Service for traffic lights at the junction of Springtown Road and Northland Road are, from left, resident Hugh Kennedy, MLA Maeve McLaughlin and Colr. Eric McGinley. (1610PG32)

Residents of the Foyle Springs area have handed in a petition to Road Service calling for “immediate action” to be taken at the junction of Springtown Road and Northland Road.

The residents handed in the petition along with Foyle Sinn Féin MLA Maeve McLaughlin and councillor Eric McGinley.

They have been calling for traffic calming measures, such as traffic lights, to be introduced at the busy junction.

Speaking in support of the residents, Ms McLaughlin said: “Over the last number of weeks Sinn Féin activists collected signatures from 400 households in the Foyle Springs area and the message was resoundingly clear.

“Residents in this area are demanding immediate action to end the increasingly intolerable situation which faces drivers attempting to negotiate the Springtown Road/Northland Road junction.”

The Foyle MLA said the petition shows the depth of feeling in the area and called on the Road Service to carry out the work as a matter of urgency.

“Roads Service has already accepted the need for measures to be introduced and Sinn Féin is now calling for this work to be carried out as soon as possible. Residents of Foyle Springs have been waiting far too long for remedies to a situation where there is a real fear of fatalities occurring in the near future.

“Sinn Féin fully supports the residents in their campaign and the petition is tangible evidence of the strength of feeling which exists in the area.

“We would like to take this opportunity to commend all those who took the time to add their names to the petition.Sinn Féin remains committed to resolving this issue.”