New traffic light system for Buncrana

New traffic lights have been installed on St Mary’s Road, Buncrana, to help ease traffic congestion in the town.

By Rose Doherty

This area is well known locally for causing tailbacks as traffic competes to enter the Main Street from both St Mary’s Road and Cockhill Road.

Currently, traffic coming from St Mary’s Road has priority coming onto the West End roundabout, contributing to tailbacks on the Cockhill Road.

Discussed by local councillors at their statutory meeting in Carndonagh last December, the new lights, which replace the previous pedestrian crossing, are designed to stop traffic coming from St Mary’s Road so as to give way to incoming traffic on Cockhill Road.

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