Swann welcomes ‘assurances’ over Bushmills road issue

Robin Swann MLA

Robin Swann MLA

The Department for Infrastrucrure is commmitted to improving the conditions of a number of roads in the Bushmills area, it has been claimed.

North Antrim MLA Robin Swann has received the assurances from TransportNI about the popular tourist location.

Robin Swann MLA

Robin Swann MLA

The Ulster Unionist Assemblyman said: “I had contacted TransportNI and raised a road safety issue at the distillery with an increased number of tourists crossing the road to the Spar, and asked if a safety assessment could be carried out at this point.”

In response, a TransportNI representative said: “I will arrange for an assessment to be carried out on Main Street in the vicinity of the Spar shop to establish if there is a need for any additional pedestrian facilities at this location.

“An Initial Site Survey and Preliminary Assessment will be undertaken to ascertain whether a full assessment is required.

“This initial assessment will include carrying out a pedestrian/cycle/vehicle survey on Main Street in the vicinity of the Spar. I will get back to you with the outcome of the survey.”

Welcoming the response from the department, Assemblyman Swann added: “I am pleased these situations are moving forward and the roads around Bushmills, especially the ones I have mentioned, will be made safer for all to use.”