ALEX EASTON MLA EXPRESSES FRUSTRATION AT DELAY IN BUILDING TRAFFIC ISLAND.
Alex Easton MLA has today expressed frustration at the length of time it is taking to build the two “pedestrian refuge islands for the Ballycrochan Road, Bangor.
Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:
“I am really getting frustrated at the length of time it is taking Transport NI to build the two pedestrian refuge islands for the Ballycrochan Road, Bangor. This has now been well over a year and has been agreed and consulted on. This is a very busy road and it is essential with the heavy amount of traffic that uses the Ballycrochan Road that these safety Islands are put in place as soon as possible. This is a heavily crossed road with young mothers and their children going to schools at Kilmaine and Ballymagee, it is also crossed by elderly residents and this delay due to lack of funding is unacceptable especially as extra funding was given during the June 2016 monitoring round. I am deeply worried that if there is a need found for building other potential pedestrian refuge islands elsewhere in the North Down are that they will not be built due to resource issues. It’s time for Transport NI to come up to the mark on this one, and I will be raiding the issue at the Infrastructure Committee meeting as soon as the Assembly returns.”