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Progress on £3.8 million investment in Coleraine area

3 December, 2008

Sinn Féin Regional Development Minister Conor Murphy has welcomed Roads Service's progress on investment totalling £3.8million in the Coleraine Council area this year.

Speaking after of last night's meeting between Roads Service and Coleraine Borough Council, the Minister said:

"Schemes already completed include the realignment of an 'S' bend on the Ballymacrea Road, Portrush and the extension of the cycle path along Sea Road, Castlerock between Liffock Park and the level crossing.

"In addition to these schemes, a 20mph legally enforceable speed limit has been introduced on Mussenden Road at Hezlett Primary School at those times of the day when pupils are going to or being collected from the school. This work is part of a pilot study and will not be immediately available for other schools until its effectiveness is assessed and policy/criteria developed.

The Minister also said: "Work is progressing well on the provision of a footway and associated pedestrian crossing refuge islands on the southern side of Garvagh Road, Kilrea between the filling station/shops and Blackrock Road.

"Good progress is also being made on a number of further schemes programmed for implementation this financial year, including the provision of a combined footway/cycleway on the eastern side of Dunderg Road to connect the existing footway in Macosquin to the existing footway/cycleway on the Dunhill Road."

Note to Editors

The continued investment in local transport and safety measures in the Coleraine 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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