Plea for motorists to keep calm amid disruption

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East Antrim MLA Alastair Ross has appealed to motorists travelling through the Jordanstown area over the next month or so be prepared for delays and to drive calmly.

Mr Ross, who was speaking after visiting the site of footpath construction work near the train station, said: “At present we have major roadworks ongoing at the A2, we have had speed reduction measures put in place on the Greenisland Station Road and work has progressed very quickly on widening the footpath between the level crossing on Jordanstown Road and Lynda Avenue.

“We have now entered the return to school period and these roadworks will take their toll on motorists, especially in the mornings as parents attempt to leave pupils to school. By the end of September we will see the University of Ulster welcoming back students to its Jordanstown campus and this will bring even more cars onto the roads.”

The DUP man continued: “I would ask those motorists who are familiar with the area either as residents or commuters to be very much aware of those who are entering an unfamiliar setting, including pedestrians, cyclists and other motorists. Think safe and drive safe at all times but especially when young people are crossing roads on their way to school or university.”