Low Road has high priority say DRD

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Transport NI has confirmed that further traffic calming measures on the Low Road

in Lisburn have a “high position” on the list of future works.

Transport NI were responding to lobbying by Lisburn Ulster Unionist Councillor Alexander Redpath.

Commenting on the issue Councillor Redpath said,“The Low Road presents a number of challenges for pedestrians and especially for children walking to school.

“There is little parking for residents except for on street parking and as a result there are often large numbers of parked cars on the street.

“The Low Road is also used as a short cut to avoid traffic on Queensway and accordingly there are unusually high traffic volumes often travelling at inappropriate speed.

I have been lobbying for a pedestrian crossing at the rear exit of Fort Hill School. I welcome the news from Traffic NI that this area is a priority for future works. However I will continue to press for a firm commitment to install a pedestrian crossing in this area.”

An official from Transport NI commented:

“The Low Road/Grand Street area has a relatively high position on our prioritisation list for the provision of future traffic calming measures.

“We have subsequently asked colleagues in our consultancy section to prepare a preliminary design for a further traffic calming scheme along Low Road and Grand Street in the near future”