Call for new one-way system

Sinn F�in's Maeve McLaughlin. (0806MM30)

Sinn F�in's Maeve McLaughlin. (0806MM30)

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Foyle Sinn Féin MLA Maeve McLaughlin has called on the roads minister to reactivate a traffic management scheme for the Park Avenue area. Ms McLaughlin said a draft proposal for the introduction of a one-way system for the area, drawn up last year, needs to be revisited.

“Traffic congestion along Park Avenue has had an impact on the quality of life of local residents and businesses for many years. Because of the geography of the area it’s clear finding a solution that could help alleviate the problems there with traffic congestion is not going to be easy,” she said.

The MLA said traffic congestion is a major problem for local residents.

“In 2008 Sinn Féin did a door to door survey in the streets along Park Avenue and got a petition signed calling for urgent traffic reform in the area which has been a major problem, particularly at peak times of the day. I have been lobbying with local residents for some time to try and find solutions to the traffic problems in Park Avenue. DRD Roads Service put forward draft proposals in 2012 for a one-way system in the area. Since then there seems to have been little movement. I have now asked the Roads Minister Danny Kennedy to intervene and to reactivate traffic proposals,” she said.