Traffic survey go-ahead for busy junction

Sinn F�in Councillor Colly Kelly at the junction of Beechwood Avenue and Marlborough /Laburnum Terrace

Sinn F�in Councillor Colly Kelly at the junction of Beechwood Avenue and Marlborough /Laburnum Terrace

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Transport NI is to carry out a traffic flow survey at the busy junction of Beechwood Avenue and Laburnum Terrace.

Sinn Fein Colr. Kelly said the news of the survey and suggestions that a new yellow box junction may be introduced to free up traffic flow at peak times of the day, were to be welcomed.

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 included the feasibility of a one-way system or restricted parking along this stretch of road.

“Both these options were explored at the time by the Road Service but they found neither option was satisfactory.

Colr. Kelly added: “There was fears of 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.”