Weather halts traffic light switch on

The new traffic lights will be turned on next Wednesday.
The new traffic lights will be turned on next Wednesday.

The weather has delayed plans to introduce temporary traffic lights at Pennyburn roundabout.

In a statement on Facebook the PSNI said: “The lights had been due to come into operation on Friday, November 13, but this has been put on hold until conditions improve enough for an anti-skid surface to be laid. The work will be completed when weather permits.”

when the work is complete,

The Buncrana Road approach and Culmore Road approach to Pennyburn Roundabout will be controlled with traffic signals during the busy morning peak flows. Traffic signals will automatically switch on at 7.45am, every weekday morning, during the morning peak and will automatically switch off when peak traffic has dispersed, which is likely to be around 9.15am.

A spokesperson for DRD said: “The new signals will help to manage the traffic flows at the roundabout during this busy morning period into the city from the Culmore Road and the Buncrana Road.

“With the introduction of any new scheme the travelling public are asked to be fully aware and drive with care until they become used to the new system.”

Motorists should also be aware that new full time signalised pedestrian crossings have also been installed on the Buncrana Road approach and the Culmore Road approach to the roundabout.