Road safety campaign in Greysteel

Colr. Dermot Nicholl says the footpath would improve road safety.
Colr. Dermot Nicholl says the footpath would improve road safety.

A local councillor has welcomed progress on a road safety campaign in Greysteel, including plans to have a new path installed .

Sinn Féin Colr. Dermot Nicholl says local people have been lobbying for a footpath on Killylane Road for some time. He believes it is needed to improve road safety and it should stretch from Sunvale Park to Dungullion Road.

“The lack of a footpath on a particular section of the Killylane Road between Greysteel and Eglinton has been a concern for many local people for quite some time now.

“The road is very busy with both vehicles and pedestrians as it is part of a popular dog walking route in the village,” he said.

“I feel if there was a footpath people would feel a lot safer. Having made contact with the relevant authorities, I am now glad to announce that there is agreement that a footpath is urgently required. Transport NI will now advance the project onto the cost and design stage.”

Colr. Nicholl added: “I will continue lobbying hard now to secure the funding required an ensure this project goes ahead.”

A spokesperson for the Department of Infrastructure said: “The Killylane Road has been assessed for provision of a footway.

“This scheme will be considered along with many other schemes in the area and take place subject to funding.”