Sinn Féin Councillor Alan Cassidy has been contacted by a number of pedestrians who feel they are dicing with death when they cross from Grove Hill onto the Bridge of Peace and also drivers who are unhappy with the junction.
Councillor Cassidy said “scarcely a week goes by without some sort of collision at this junction. The layout is sporadic to say the least. Now that the schools are back, traffic volume has increased as has the footfall and a number of parents have expressed concern for the safety of their children. If a car is coming off the dual carriageway and heading up the Rathmullen Road they can not see pedestrians who are forced to dash across the road here because of the dip. Someone is going to get badly hurt or worse.”
Alan Cassidy said “as a father I can’t imagine how scary it is to try and dash across this road with my children in tow just hoping that I can make it across safely. I will be calling for a risk assessment of this junction to be done to see if it can be made safer for motorists and pedestrians alike.”