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Safety improvements of Ligford and Spout Road-Sinn Féin

Published: 9 August, 2011

Cllr Mc Cauley said,

"In terms of the Ligford Road, there is a tight bend close to the entrance of President Wilson's ancestral home and the danger of this stretch has been clearly illustrated with at least to vehicles going off the road here recently.

"I have now received confirmation from the Traffic Management Section that Roads Service will erect "double bend ahead" warning signage and provide "SLOW" markings on the carriageway on both approaches to the bends adjacent to the entrance to the ancestral estate.

"In terms of the Spout Road, I raised concerns about the safety of pedestrians who use the road and particularly about pedestrian safety on the stretch out of town side of the Drumrallagh Estate where there are a dangerous series of bends. Roads Service will now be erecting "double bend ahead" warning signage, "Pedestrian" warning signage and provide "SLOW" markings on the carriageway on both approaches to the winding section of carriageway beyond the Strabane speed limit.

Roads Service plan to have these elements of work on both roads completed within the next 8 weeks and I welcome the prompt manner in which they have moved to deal with these road safety concerns. ENDS