The Roads Service has announced that the national speed limit currently in place along the Hillhall Road, the Ballylesson Road and Purdysburn Hill will be reduced to 50mph in the near future.
Alliance Downshire East candidate Aaron McIntyre welcomed the decision “The Lagan Valley Alliance team have been working with constituents along this stretch of road for a number of years, and it is fantastic that the Roads Service have decided to reduce the speed limit from 60 to 50mph. If properly enforced this change should reduce the number of accidents along these main roads which form the main route between the Lisburn and Castlereagh sections of the new super council. It will also make it safer for vehicles using the roads which connect to the route, especially at the Ballyaghlis junction, which can be extremely dangerous at busy times due to excessive speeding by some.
Although the Lagan Valley Alliance team welcome the speed limit reduction, we would like to stress to the Roads Service that improvements to the roads themselves should be considered in the long term and we will continue to liaise with them in regards to the changes outlined previously.”