27/09/2019

Dismay As Vehicle Strikes Co Down Bridge Again

An Alliance Councillor in County Down has been left exasperated after a bridge near Bangor was struck once again by a passing vehicle.

The bridge on the Ballysallagh Road between Bangor and Dundonald is a notorious spot for collision, with large lorries getting stuck underneath.

The most recent incident, on Thursday 26 September, saw the road closed for a number of hours.

Alliance Councillor Gillian Greer said it is at least the fourth time this year that such an incident has occurred.
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The representative for Holywood and Clandeboye said the party has made a number of suggestions to the Department for Infrastructure (DfI) to prevent further occurrences.

"We have repeatedly called on DfI to put further safety measures along this route to prevent any more incidents occurring," she said. "The current set-up is not enough and the common sense approach would be to erect some form of barrier.

"Better signage would also improve the chances of not seeing a repeat. This is a busy road increasingly used by commuters and if something isn't done soon, drivers and local businesses will continue to be impacted."



(JG/MH)

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