Council delegation will raise ‘Antrim line’ safety concerns

Road safety appeal. (Editorial Image).

Road safety appeal. (Editorial Image).

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A small Mid & East Antrim Council delegation is to meet with the Transport Minister on May 20 to discuss the need for enhanced road safety on the A26 Lisnevenagh Road.

The busy route between Antrim and Ballymena, known locally as ‘the Antrim line’, has been the scene of numerous road traffic accidents over a long number of years.

Back in February, politicians called for a full safety review of the road after an Ahoghill woman lost her life in a two-vehicle crash at Woodgreen.

Confirmation of the delegation came at the monthly meeting of Council last Tuesday night when members received correspondence from Transport Minister, Danny Kennedy, responding to concerns expressed to him by councillors back in March.

Cllr Beth Adger, who lives along the route, asked that the delegation seek a speed limit change, in particular at the Woodgreen junction.