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Calls for notorious junction to be upgraded

Claire Tennyson

Reporter:

Claire Tennyson

A NUMBER of requests have been received to upgrade the notorious junction of Woodtown Road with Sand Road.

Ulster Unionist representative for Galgorm, Jackson Minford is pressing DFI Roads to upgrade the junction.

Mr Minford stated he has received a number of requests to have the junction improved where driver visibility is very restricted due to the road profile and hedge lines and where there have been a number of traffic collisions including a fatality.

Roads Service

Mr Minford went on to say he has been in contact with Roads officials and is pleased that a scheme is high on its list of priorities and is just awaiting appropriate funding which may come through the October round of financial monitoring.

Mr Minford continued that other junctions along this western corridor have been upgraded.

He said: “For example the construction of the link road from Ballymoney Road to Carniny Road, the upgrading of the junction of Old Cullybackey Road with Woodtown Road and the most recent scheme at the junction of Woodtown Road with Cullybackey Road.

Enhance safety

“It is imperative that this final junction is upgraded to enhance road safety for the significant number of motorists that use this route each day.”

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