Officials to meet objectors to right turn ban at Woodgreen junction

Thursday, 24 November 2016

TRANSPORT NI are to meet with objectors to plans to prohibit the right turn from Woodgreen Road onto the A26 Lisnevenagh Road in an effort to improve safety on the main Ballymena to Antrim Road.
Following a recent safety review of the A26 between Dunsilly and Ballee Transport NI propose to prohibit the right turn out of Woodgreen Road/Maine Road and Cromkill Road as part of a 'collision remedial scheme."
A progress report on the 45,000 scheme was presented to last week's meeting of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council's Community Planning Committee.
Transport NI Divisional Manager, Deirdre Mackle, said that after the legislation to ban the manoeuvres was advertised a number of objections were received for Woodgreen Road.
She explained that a safety review had highlighted two sites where, after analysis of the collisions history, "a common causation factor was identified that could be treated with remedial measures."
Ms Mackle said the two sites identified for treatment were the junctions at Woodgreen/Maine Road with the A26 and Cromkill Road with the A26 "where the targeted action is at vehicles turning right from the minor road and failing to give way to oncoming traffic".
She added: "Plans were developed to eliminate or reduce this conflict by prohibiting the right turn out of Woodgreen Road/Maine Road and Cromkill Road."
*Read the full story in this week's Ballymena Guardian.


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