Swann calls for action on A26
Mr Robin Swann, the North Antrim Ulster Unionist Assembly member and Party Leader, has called for action to improve road safety on the A26 between Ballymena and Antrim.
In a statement, Assemblyman Swann said: "In the absence of a Roads Minister, the Permanent Secretary at the Department of Infrastructure must take immediate steps to improve the safety conditions of the A26 between Ballymena and Antrim.
"It now appears that on an almost weekly interval there is a serious collision on this section of road. Speed plays a major factor as does the number of crossing and access points.
"Recently a number of minor amendments were suggested to amend junction access at a number of road ends but little else has happened. As speed is seen as a major contributor, I have suggested that the speed of this section of road be reduced supported by speed reaction and warning signs. However, the answer to main junctions is to adapt them to grade separated junctions as developed on the upgraded A26 at Glarryford," said Assemblyman Swann.