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Stormont department working to address Belfast gridlock after bus lane changes

The Department for Infrastructure (DfI) has said they are working to tackle traffic issues after massive gridlock in Belfast on Wednesday evening.

There were huge tailbacks in the Queen's Road/Sydenham Road area after the introduction of a new road layout to accommodate Belfast's new Glider system.

In an attempt to combat the delays the DfI have decided to revise traffic light timings in the area from Thursday evening.

East Belfast MP Gavin Robson said the adjustment should allow road users extra time to pass the lights.

He added: "DfI have asked that road users use both lanes turning right from Queens Road to increase the efficiency of traffic merging on to Sydenham Road."

A DFI spokesperson apologised for the disruption caused.

"The Department recognises there is a problem with traffic flow on the Queen's Road/Sydenham Road during the peak evening period," the spokesperson said.

"While some disruption is to be expected when any new layout is introduced the delays have been greater than anticipated.

"We are currently working on measures to address this. The Department will continue to closely monitor this situation."

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