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Progress on £2.3 million investment in Ballymoney area

17 November, 2008

Sinn Féin Regional Development Minister Conor Murphy has welcomed Roads Service's progress on investment totalling £2.3million in the Ballymoney Council area this year.

Speaking ahead of this afternoon's meeting between Roads Service and Ballymoney Borough Council, the Minister said:

"It is proposed to realign the Kirk Road east of Bellisle Road to improve the forward sight distance on Kirk Road and the visibility sight splays at the Bellisle/Kirk Road junction.

"Schemes which have already been completed this financial year include traffic calming measures at Kilmoyle Primary School on the Benvardin Road, Ballybogey. This introduces a 20mph legally enforceable speed limit at those times of the day when pupils are going to or being collected from the school. This work is part of a pilot study and will not be immediately available for other schools until its effectiveness is assessed and policy/criteria developed. The remaining section of the combined cycle path/footway on Ballymoney Bypass connecting Knock Road and Semicock Road has also been completed."

At the meeting Road Service's Principal Engineer, Malcolm Glover welcomed the continued investment in local transport and safety measures in the Ballymoney Council area. These include traffic calming schemes, measures to assist cyclists and pedestrians and a programme of school travel and safety projects.

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