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Progress on £5.2 million investment in Derry area

2 December, 2008

Sinn Féin Regional Development Minister Conor Murphy has welcomed Roads Service's progress on investment totalling £5.2million in the Derry City Council area this year.

Speaking ahead of this evening's meeting between Roads Service and Derry City Council, the Minister said:

"The scheme to improve the junction of the Mullenan Road and Letterkenny Road, providing improved sightlines and a right turn lane was completed early this financial year.

"Work is progressing well on the £250,000 scheme to widen the bridge in Park and provide a cycle/footway to connect into the village.

"Other schemes still to be carried out this financial year include a scheme to provide a right turn lane from Letterkenny Road into Killea Manor, and a scheme to widen and provide verges on the Trench Road in the vicinity of Killymallaght Road junction. Traffic calming measures are also proposed at Temple Road, Marlborough Road, Benview Estate, Blackburn/Woodburn Avenue and in the Bishop Street Without Area."

"Tenders have been invited for the A2 Dualling scheme from Maydown Roundabout to the City of Derry Airport and work is planned to commence on site next financial year." ENDS

Note to Editors

The continued investment in local transport and safety measures in the Derry City Council area includes traffic calming schemes, measures to assist cyclists and pedestrians and a programme of school travel and safety projects.

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