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£2.85 to be invested in Limavady Council area

27 May, 2008

Sinn Féin Regional Development Minister Conor Murphy has announced a £2.85million investment for the Limavady area this year.

Speaking ahead of this evening's meeting between Roads Service and Limavady Borough Council, the Minister outlined a number of major and minor schemes taking place in the area.

The Minister said:

"It is proposed to realign and widen the Drumacarney Bridge on the Barnailt Road just south of Limavady while a scheme to provide a right turn facility on Ballyquin Road at its junction with Ballyavelin Road is also planned; the provision of bus lay-bys and enhanced footway links to Ardgarvan Cottages will be included in this scheme.

"The design of a traffic calming scheme on Gortgare Road in Greysteel is almost complete. Subject to consultation this scheme will introduce a number of measures including junction platforms and speed cushions.

"Two primary schools near Dungiven have been included in the 'Speed Management at Rural Schools' programme. Signs with flashing lights, which operate at times pupils enter or leave school, will be provided along with red surfacing near St. Paul's, Dernaflaw, and St. Peter's & St. Paul's, Foreglen,'' he said.

Mr Murphy also said that 2007/08 had been a successful year for structural maintenance, after a strong bid by Roads Service for additional funds led to more than £17million of extra funding being allocated to this important function.

Minister continued:

"The additional resources mean that around £75million has been invested in the structural maintenance of our roads last year and it is planned to spend a further £200million over the next three years. The maintenance of surfaces and underlying structures of roads and footways is essential for the social and economic well-being in all areas in the north.

"This year in the Limavady area we plan to spend £2.2million on various projects. These include a £200,000 resurfacing scheme on the A6 Glenshane Roads at Oville, a £230,000 resurfacing of the Greystone Road in Limavady and a substantial programme of surface dressing on rural roads." ENDS

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