West Tyrone Sinn Féin -- Building an Ireland of Equals

Action points agreed following Roads Service meeting

Published: 8 December, 2014

Sinn Féin West Tyrone councillor Stephen McCann has described as 'extremely useful' a meeting convened between himself and senior Roads Service (Transport NI) officials last week. The meeting was called to address concerns about safety in various locations across Fintona and Trillick.

Speaking following the meeting Cllr McCann revealed that several action points were agreed:

"Pedestrian signs or the lack of was raised as a issue of concern by local people. During the meeting a commitment was given which will see such signs installed on the Aghfad Road on the approach to the junction with the Ecclesville Road. This will happen within the next 6-8 weeks.

"Additionally an assessment will be carried out at the above junction, hopefully before Christmas. It is hoped that we can adjust the junction in such a manner that reduces the speed of vehicles as they turn onto the Aghafad Road from Ecclesville Road. "I had also raised the need for Signage on the Girgadis Road, Trillick in the vicinity of the Leisure Centre and the play park to indicate that young children are in the area. I am pleased that this point has been taken on board and appropriate signage will be installed to deal with this issue.

"Finally i received an assurance that an assessment will be carried out at the Fingerpost, outside Trillick, to assess concerns which have been raised about visibility.

"I want to thank Roads Service for this extremely useful meeting. When implemented these measures will go some way in meeting some of the need in the Fintona and Trillick areas to increase safety amongst both motorists and pedestrians.CRÍOCH