Petition calls for urgent road safety improvements

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An online petition has been set up calling on the relevant authorities to ensure long-awaited junction safety improvements on Lisburn’s Knockmore Road are delivered as soon as possible.

The petition, started by a ‘concerned road user’, quotes the story carried in this week’s Ulster Star, which reveals that while three local housing developers are responsible for carrying out the junction improvements, there is a dispute between council planners and TransportNI about whose job it is to ensure they complete the work. • Read full story here - Long-running dispute over road safety improvements takes new turn

Stressing that the issue has been allowed to rumble on for more than 10 years, the petition says: “This cannot be allowed to continue. Local residents are placed in an unsafe, dangerous situation. One more accident, serious injury or death is one too many.”

The petition, which will be delivered to Lisburn and Castlereagh City Council, has already attracted hundreds of signatories.

The petition can be accessed via the website, or by clicking here.

• See more in next week’s Ulster Star