Cllr said: “This has been a long and arduous journey where my numerous requests to review the visibility concerns by residents at this junction were constantly rejected by Transport NI.
“Not one to give up, myself and Mark Durkan have perused this issue to the end, with letters, emails, site visits and a door to door petition by residents highlighting the public’s serious concerns all culminated to put pressure on the Department to take this issue seriously.
“I am delighted to have confirmation today, that after some tentative logistic and Health & Safety matters that the area will now be redesigned in the new year with a view to redesigning and repositioning the barriers to improve the safety for pedestrians and road users alike.
“We all know that due to a lack of government getting decisions and funding approved is practically impossible at the minute.
“But I would like to thank TNI officials for their hard work and cooperation in seeing this project through to approval.
“I’m sure all the residents I represent will be equally relieved,” added the SDLP councillor