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Alliance welcomes new safety crossing at fatality site

Work on a new pedestrian crossing at the site of a previous fatality is well underway, thanks to the lobbying of the North Down Alliance Party.

Bangor Central Councillor Karen Douglas and Stephen Farry MP have lobbied for the installation of the new safety crossing on the Donaghadee Road, Bangor to be put in place to ease fears in the local area.

Karen said: “This stretch of road has sadly built up a reputation as notoriously unsafe, with the tragic death of a pensioner last year only adding to that. Residents, pedestrians and drivers using the area need to be able to do so with peace of mind, which is why we joined the voices of those who live locally in wanting to see this pedestrian crossing installed.

“Following communications with the Department for Infrastructure, we were delighted to see confirmation that this would go ahead earlier this year. It’s even better to now see the work almost complete.”

Stephen Farry MP added: “It will be a welcome relief for those living locally to see this crossing becoming a reality. Sadly it came too late for some, but together we have done all we can to ensure another tragedy doesn’t happen in this area – it’s just unfortunate it took such sad circumstances for DFI to recognise something needed to change.”