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Friday, 22 January 2021

Muir disappointed over Bridge Road South Speed Limit Review Refusal

Bridge Road South, Helen’s Bay

Alliance North Down MLA Andrew Muir has said he is disappointed by the Department for Infrastructure’s refusal to conduct a speed limit review along Bridge Road South in Helen’s Bay. 

“I have been contacted by many people very concerned about the speed at which cars travel along this stretch of road. The national speed limit of 60mph is currently in place but given the entrance to Crawfordsburn Country Park is along the road it is often very busy with people walking to and from the Park as well as parked cars along the side of the road. This creates a lot of risk with cars passing pedestrians and push chairs at great speed.“ 

“The Department have cited the rural nature of the road along with the minimal frontage development as reasons not to consider the road for a speed limit review but this is neglecting the usage of the road to access the Park and really needs to reviewed this before any serious accidents occur.” 

“I will be pursuing this further with the Department in the coming weeks. Traffic levels are currently below normal due to the current lockdown restrictions but I am keen this is given serious consideration moving forwards.”