Groomsport By-Pass to be 50mph zone

Groomsport By-Pass to be 50mph zone

Groomsport by-pass speedI’m pleased to say that we have been successful in having TransportNI agree to reducing the speed limit on the section of the Groomsport by-pass from Seahaven Holiday Park to beyond Groomsport Roundabout to 50mph.

Residents have been calling for this change for many years, but it was only after I was able to convince TransportNI to undertake Speed Surveys in 2014 that they have come to the conclusion that the present limit of 60mph is too high.

In a letter to me from TransportNI, they confirmed that “as a result of your request in June 2014 for consideration of the assessment of the speed limit along the A2 Groomsport Road…we are now in a position to progress with the necessary legislation to introduce this reduction in speed limit [50mph] in advance of the wider consideration of speed imits across Northern Ireland.”

Appropriate signage and monitoring by the PSNI will be in place in due course.

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