West Tyrone Sinn Féin -- Building an Ireland of Equals

New Melmount Road 'box junction' to ease traffic congestion-Mc Cauley

Published: 12 November, 2013

Strabane Sinn Féin Councillor Jay Mc Cauley has welcomed the instalment of a 'box junction' on the Melmount Road at its junction with Ballycolman Avenue after lobbying Roads Service to implement the measure.

He said,

"Motorists coming from Ballycolman Avenue to turn right onto the Melmount Road were continually being prevented from doing so because the exit lane on the Melmount Road was blocked. This was particularly the case at peak times when the local schools were starting and finishing and added congestion was the inevitable consequence.

"Following complaints from parents, I raised the issue with Roads Service who acknowledged the problem upon carrying out an assessment and last week installed this new box junction. I would like to commend Roads Service for the prompt manner in which they have enacted this much needed measure which should now allow for a freer flow of traffic at this busy junction