One-way system worked

SIR, — The recent introduction of a temporary one-way traffic system at Edward Street in Downpatrick was a major success.

Before the scheme began, Sinn Fein carried out a poll in the area to ascertain the views of people about the one-way system becoming permanent and the majority of residents expressed support.

There was no doubt 

Edward Street was free 

from congestion and disruption when the one-way system was introduced recently to allow work on a major resurfacing scheme to take place.

Over the past number of weeks people got used to the one-way system, but two-way traffic has now returned which has caused problems for drivers and seen a return of congestion to this part of the town.

I know that the Roads Service did monitor the temporary one-way system and its officials must also know it was a success.

And while I understand the Roads Service is planning to consult with residents in the Edward Street, St. Dillon’s Avenue, John Street and Ardmore Avenue areas about the return of a permanent one-way system, there is already an appetite for such a system to be put in place.

Yours etc.,