The local representative was speaking after Roads Service announced it would provide 750 metres of new footpath from Lagan College to the junction with Church Road – including a pedestrian crossing point – and a much needed puffin crossing on the Purdysburn Road, ensuring the safety of young pupils of St Ita’s Primary School.
Alderman Sara Duncan said: “I welcome these latest plans from Roads Service, that will go some way to improving the safety of pedestrians along these routes.
“The new footpath close to Lagan College is especially welcome as it will complement the extension to the college, opening later this year.
“Pupil safety must be a top priority and both the newly announced pedestrian crossing point and the puffin crossing will help ensure students can get to and from school safely.
“Having previously lobbied for these provisions, I want to congratulate Roads Service for taking action and making pupil and pedestrian safety in the area a top priority.”