Coucillors propose changes to Lifford scheme

Councillors from the Stranorlar electoral area committee have raised concerns with council officals about the proposed Lifford Environmental Improvement Scheme.

Councillors from the Stranorlar electoral area committee have raised concerns with council officals about the proposed Lifford Environmental Improvement Scheme.

Members of the committee have now requested that officials from the council’s Road Design team address some of the concerns raised by the public. They have asked that proposed double yellow lines are replaced with single yellow lines with supplementary plates that permit parking outside of the normal working hours during a standard working week.

Councillors also want to restrict right turning movements onto Foyle Street from traffic crossing Lifford Bridge through the introduction of additional signage and new road markings.

It has also been proposed that a pedestrian link is created from the new proposed car park to McCauley’s restaurant to facilitate the reduction in car parking spaces in front of their premises and to facilitate access to the town centre.

Councillors also want the proposed new car park to be constructed first to accommodate vehicles during the construction period.

The council says the National Roads Design Office (NRDO) has also stated that the new A5 Link Road proposal will have no effect on the volumes of traffic on the Lifford to Letterkenny Road.