Alliance meets Roads representatives over safety concerns in Ards

Alliance Alderman Alan McDowell and Kellie Armstrong MLA have this week met with Department For Infrastructure Road Service representatives and the PSNI to discuss mounting road safety issues on the Movilla Road and the Bowtown Estate. Attended by representatives from all parties, the cross-party meeting highlighted a desire to see the current 40mph limit reduced […]

Latest bridge strike proves current measures ineffective

Alliance Representatives for Bangor West have said the latest bridge strike on the Ballysallagh Road has again proved that the so-called preventative measures already in place are not effective. Speaking after traffic was reduced to one lane following the incident on Tuesday afternoon, Councillor Scott Wilson said: “This is the latest in a long line […]

Parking charges in Ballyclare must be removed

Ballyclare Alliance representative Gary English has called for parking charges in the town centre to be permanently removed. Currently the only town in the Council area to still enforce parking charges, Gary said moves to reduce the costs in the run up to Christmas should not only be extended, but taken further and removed completely. […]

Armstrong calls on drivers to exercise caution on roads after PSNI patrol

Alliance Infrastructure spokesperson Kellie Armstrong MLA has called on drivers to exercise caution on the roads, after she took part in a patrol with the PSNI traffic branch. Speaking after taking part in the patrol with the PSNI Road Policing unit, which saw her accompanying officers around her constituency in areas such as Skettrick, Comber […]

Traffic collision proves need for urgent review, says Bradshaw

Alliance South Belfast MLA Paula Bradshaw has said that today’s traffic collision on the Ormeau Road shows there is a need for an urgent review of traffic flow and pedestrian safety in the area. Ms Bradshaw stated: “The Ormeau/Ravenhill Road area is now ever expanding as so many people understandably choose it as a place […]

Alliance Infrastructure Spokesperson disappointed A5 is not to proceed

Alliance Infrastructure Spokesperson, Kellie Armstrong MLA, has said she will be seeking urgent clarification as to why the Department has decided not to defend a legal challenge that lead to Mr Justice McCloskey making the order to quash the original approval for the A5. Questioning what’s next for the West, Kellie said “the A5 is […]

Armstrong calls for clarity after contract for York Street Interchange collapses

Alliance Infrastructure spokesperson Kellie Armstrong MLA has called for the Department for Infrastructure to clarify what’s next for the York Street Interchange project after a judge confirmed the contract awarded for it is to be set aside. With around 100,000 vehicles using the junction every day, it would have been one of the largest infrastructure […]

Lunn expresses shock and sadness at road crash death

Alliance Upper Bann representative Tara Lunn has expressed shock and deep sadness following the death of a child in a car crash in Banbridge. The eight-year-old boy died following the two-car crash on the Aughnacloy Road around 5.30pm yesterday (Saturday). Three other people were taken to hospital and are being treated for serious injuries. “I […]