A one-way system will be in operation in Ballybofey-Stranorlar over the next two weeks to facilitate repair works at Stranorlar Bridge.
From Tuesday 12th April, traffic will be reduced to a single lane through the town. The system has been planned to alleviate the risk of tailbacks previously seen with stop/go systems. The route will cause slightly longer journey times for motorists.
The temporary plan is as follows:
Traffic travelling North, i.e. coming from Ballybofey travelling towards Stranorlar:
• This traffic will flow as normal with no change, the bridge will have one lane open to this traffic
Traffic travelling South, i.e. Coming from Stranorlar travelling towards Ballybofey:
• Millbrae will be closed; no traffic will be permitted to travel down towards the Finn Valley Leisure Centre
• All traffic travelling toward Ballybofey will turn left at Bus Eireann onto Railway road
• Traffic will then be able to continue on at the Finn Valley Junction as there will be no traffic coming down Millbrae
• At Dreenan junction, traffic will turn right (traffic from Crossroads will be slowed/stopped by traffic lights to keep main route flowing).
• At Finn park traffic will turn left with local access permitted onto Navenney Street
• Traffic will Turn right at Charlie Bonners/Igloo
• At Lidl/Dunnion Car sales traffic can proceed left or right
Traffic travelling from Sessiaghoneill/SuperValu towards Finn Park:
• Traffic will turn left toward Lidl/Dunnions to allow HDV’s to take the full junction at Finn Park more quickly.
Donegal County Council said the pilot system will be in place for approx 2-3 weeks until the works are completed on the bridge.