Traffic calming at Meadowbank Avenue

The busy junction at Meadowbank Avenue and Strand Road.
The busy junction at Meadowbank Avenue and Strand Road.

Traffic calming measures are to be introduced on one of Derry’s busiest residential streets - Meadowbank Avenue.

The news has been welcomed by Sinn Féin Councillor Mickey Cooper who has held meetings with residents of the lower Strand Road and representatives of DRD Roads Service and PSNI to address a number of ongoing issues in the area.

Councillor Cooper said: “I organised a meeting in November of last year in relation to a number of concerns raised by residents of the Meadowbank Avenue area about the volume of traffic using the road to access local supermarkets.

“This problem has increased in the last few years with residents concerned about the speed and volume of traffic, cars speeding up to get through the traffic lights before they change and other traffic issues which are causing residents, many of whom are elderly, to fear for their safety when attempting to cross the road outside their homes.

“As a result of the meeting, DRD Roads Service agreed to conduct a traffic survey in the area which would, hopefully, lead to some extra traffic safety measures being implemented. I hope to have the timescale involved in the implementation of the scheme as soon as possible.”