Residents surveyed on Antiville Road junctions

MP Sammy Wilson and Councillor Gordon Lyons at the junctions causing traffic problems on the Antiville Road. INLT-04-714-con
MP Sammy Wilson and Councillor Gordon Lyons at the junctions causing traffic problems on the Antiville Road. INLT-04-714-con
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East Antrim MP Sammy Wilson and Councillor Gordon Lyons are seeking local residents’ views on two busy junctions on the Antiville Road.

Sammy Wilson said: “A number of constituents have been in contact with us about the difficulties they have been having getting out onto the Antiville Road during peak times from the Upper Cairncastle Road and Linn Road.

“As regular users of these roads we know that waiting in the mornings and the evenings can be significant and at times traffic only moves due to other considerate drivers who stop and allow vehicles out.

“We have surveyed hundreds of homes in the area and it is clear that there is almost universal agreement that additional traffic management measures need to be put in place to ensure a better flow of traffic at those junctions.”

DUP Councillor Gordon Lyons added: “There was a huge response to our local survey with many people getting in touch and making their views known.

“We were pleased that Transport NI met with us on Monday morning on the Antiville Road to see for themselves the extent of the problem facing road users at these junctions.

“We were told that a road survey was carried out in 2004 that demonstrated waiting times were not unduly long.

“However anyone who is familiar with the area will know that there has been a lot of development over the last decade and that there are many more cars now using these roads than before. That is why action needs to be taken.

“I am pleased to report that Transport NI will carry out another survey and I believe the results of that will show that action needs to be taken. We will then continue to push for these junctions to be improved so that traffic flows more easily.”