Alex Easton MLA has welcomed the work starting on the new pedestrian crossings being constructed at the Chippendale Avenue junction on the Donaghadee Road, Bangor.

Speaking today Alex Easton MLA said:

“I am so pleased, and very much welcome the news that works has started on the new pedestrian crossings at the Chippendale Avenue junction on the Donaghadee Road, Bangor. I and my colleague and others have campaigned for a pedestrian crossing at this location since 2001 when I first did a public petition from local residents and also a Notice of Motion put forward to council. This is to be welcomed with children and parents crossing at this point to attend Ballyholme Primary School and also local residents crossing to use the local shop. It is an imperative that Transport NI ensures the safety of children and residents that cross the Donaghadee Road on a daily basis as we know of the many incidents of people being hurt. This is good news for the residents of Chippendale Avenue, Windmill Road and the Donaghadee Road that the work has actually started.”

Speaking today: Alderman Wesley Irvine said:

I am glad that work has started on the Donaghadee Road pedestrian crossing this has been a long time coming. I along with other colleagues have been lobbied by residents over the years who highlighted the danger of crossing at the busy junction of Windmill Road/Chippendale and Donaghadee Road, it was particularly difficult for the elderly trying to get across the nearby Centra. Sadly though along with numerous accidents there has also been a fatality within the last couple of years. I trust this new measure will greatly improve the safety for pedestrians of all ages on this very busy road.