Busy Banbridge junction work completed

Busy Banbridge junction work completed

The junction realignment on Commercial Road

Staff reporter


Staff reporter



Thursday 21 July 2022 10:25

WORKS to realign a busy junction in Banbridge have officially been completed.

The realigment scheme also sees the introduction of traffic lights at the Scarva Street / Downshire Place / Commercial Road junction.

Infrastructure Minister John O'Dowd confirmed the completion of the scheme.

He said: “This is a key junction in Banbridge serving as a key route into the town centre whilst also forming part of the bypass for HGVs to avoid the low bridge in the centre of town.

"The realigning of Downshire Place allowed the junction to be signalised to help improve safety facilities for pedestrians through the introduction of controlled crossings, as well as improving traffic safety and progression at this busy urban location.

"This investment represents my Department’s continued commitment to improving the road network.

“I would like to thank the users of the junction, and in particular the local businesses and residents, for their patience and cooperation during the upgrade works.”

Works are substantially complete and the operation of the new signals will be monitored over the coming weeks to maximise their efficiency.

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