Councillor calling for crossing on busy Coalisland road ‘before someone is killed’

Lineside, Coalisland
Lineside, Coalisland

A Sinn Fein councillor is calling on TransportNI to install a pedestrian crossing so townsfolk can reach both the GP and chemist without fear of being hit by a car.

Cllr Linda Dillon, chair of Mid Ulster council, said there have been a number of incident on Lineside involving people trying to cross the road from the heritage centre.

Mid Ulster chair, Linda Dillon

Mid Ulster chair, Linda Dillon

“It has only been by good luck that no-one has been killed,” she said.

“There is an urgent need for a pedestrian crossing at Lineside in Coalisland as it is extremely difficult to cross from the Cornmill to the Lineside where there are a number of businesses including a chemist and GP’s surgery.

“In the interests of health & Safety there needs to be an urgent piece of work done by Transport NI to look at the possibility of putting in place some type of crossing,” she added.

“I will be working closely with roads service and local businesses to try to get a resolution to this as soon as possible”.

It has only been by good luck that no-one has been killed - Councillor Dillon