Call for Springtown traffic lights

Northland Sinn Féin councillor Maeve McLaughlin has called on Road Service to erect traffic lights at the junction of the Springtown and Northland Roads.

Colr. McLaughlin made the call amid concerns that the lights will only be introduced if development goes ahead on an adjacent site in the area.

The colr. said; “The difficulties experienced by drivers attempting to leave the Springtown Road have been long standing and do not show any signs of diminishing given the increasing volume of traffic using the Northland Road arterial route.”

The Sinn Féin colr. said local residents are concerns that the introduction of the lights may be delayed if development does not go ahead.

“I am aware that consideration has been given in the past to the installation of a traffic control system there. I requested an update from DRD Road Service as to what was happening in this regard.

“DRD have now come back to say they entered into an agreement with the developers of an adjacent site for them to part fund the works as part of a planning application which has been approved.

“I am very concerned that unless this development goes ahead that the traffic management measures needed for the junction of the Springtown/Northland Road will not happen. I urge Road Service to look at all options to ensure that this work goes ahead.”