Need for traffic calming measures on busy Strabane road to be assessed 

by Ciara Maguire

A TRAFFIC assessment is to be conducted on a busy road in a built-up residential area in Strabane.

Local Sinn Fein MLA., Michaela Boyle, requested that the assessment be conducted on the Glen Road area of the town following representations from a number of residents in the area.

They have expressed concerns over the speed of motorists travelling up and down the thoroughfare which also leads into a number of housing developments.

The area is highly populated with young and old and there have been reports of many near misses whilst others have reported their parked cars being ‘clipped’ by speeding motorists.

It is understood a similar assessment was undertaken six years ago in 2012 when it was not deemed necessary to implement any measures however residents say the situation has exacerbated and they are urging immediate action before a major collision occurs.

Mrs Boyle said that following contact with the Department of Infrastructure (DfI) the survey will be conducted to determine if there is a need for traffic calming measures on the road.

Speaking this week, Mrs Boyle explained that she has been making representations on the issue.

“Following concerns from constituents on the Glen Road I am pleased that Roads Service has now requested a speed and volume survey to be carried out in the next few weeks.

“This will enable them to carry out an assessment for traffic calming and determine where it would sit on their priority list.”

Mrs Boyle said that once she has confirmation of the assessment date she will be in touch with residents.

“It may be early January before all the data is collated,” she added.

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