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Boyle asks DRD Minister to act on Bridge Street traffic bottleneck.

Published: 11 November, 2013

Sinn Féin West Tyrone MLA Michaela Boyle has asked the Roads Minister Danny to bring forward measures to help alleviate the traffic bottle-neck on the Bridge Street side of Strabane's old bridge and citing the pending Public Realm Scheme in the area as a golden opportunity to bring these measures forward.

She said,

"The worst traffic bottle neck in Strabane is undoubtedly the narrow stretch of road on the Bridge Street approach to the bridge with traffic often coming to a complete standstill when traffic is in any way heavy. This problem has been the basis of repeated representations to Roads Service down through the years but little scope has existed to improve the situation.
"However, in light of the extremely welcome half-a-million pound Public Realm Scheme announced for Bridge Street, I believe that a golden opportunity now exists at the design stage of this scheme to incorporate remedial measures which would help contribute to alleviating traffic congestion at this stretch.
Therefore, in my written question DRD Minister Danny Kennedy, I have asked him to consider measures to help alleviate the traffic bottle-neck on the Bridge Street side of Strabane's old bridge. ENDS