Big light switch on at Pennyburn next Wednesday

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

The new traffic lights at Pennyburn roundabout will be switched on next Wednesday (November 11).

Work on the part time signals is continuing this week ahead of the big switch on.

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.