Busy roundabout plagued by bad driving

Ballygawley roundabout
Ballygawley roundabout

Motorists at one of the busiest roundabouts in Northern Ireland have been accused of not using the highway code by Roads Service officials.

The comments came at a meeting between Dungannon District councillors and the Roads Service representatives.

Concerns had been raised about the safety of the Ballygawley roundabout which serves thousands of vehicles every day and is known as the gateway to the west.

Councillors have requested that road markings should be put in place to ensure that cars are in the correct lane for their destined exit.

The Roads Service have said they are investigating the need for additional markings, but pointed out that it was a case of drivers ignoring the highway code.

Officials at the meeting also confirmed that lighting would be provided at the Granville slip road of the A4 dual carriageway, and that resurfacing work would take place on the stretch of road between the Ballygawley roundabout and Ballygawley.