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Pedestrian refuge island to be installed on Kevlin Road

Published: 28 November, 2014

An example of a pedestrian refuge island

An example of a pedestrian refuge island

West Tyrone MLA Declan Mc Aleer has welcomed the decision by DRD to construct a 'pedestrian refuge island' on the Kevlin Road. It is anticipated that this facility will be provided on site before the end of January 2015. According to Mr Mc Aleer "I August, I contacted DRD to highlight concerns of residents about the dangers for pedestrians at the Kevlin Rd/Kevlin Avenue junction. 'People told me that at certain times of the day they have to wait several minutes to get across this part of the road, especially in the mornings, or after school when it is also very busy. I asked DRD to consider installing a crossing mechanism between the entrance of the CBS and this junction. "Subsequent to this, DRD carried out a pedestrian survey which noted that people attempting to cross the road were doing so with some degree of difficulty. I am therefore pleased that DRD are planning to construct a 'pedestrian refuge splitter island' at the junction to reduce the width of road to be crossed. "This will provide some assistance to pedestrians and improve road safety at this location. I commend DRD for listening to local concerns, carrying out the assessment and following this up with a proposed course of action".