£95K. Whittaker St. scheme will improve disabled access

This section of Derry's Guildhall fronts onto Whittaker Street in the heart of the city centre.
This section of Derry's Guildhall fronts onto Whittaker Street in the heart of the city centre.
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Ongoing work on a £95,000 revamp of Whittaker Street in Derry’s city centre will be completed by the end of next month.

The project involves upgrading the surface of the footway beside the Guildhall and the adjacent Peace Park to include improved disabled access.

The carriageway will also be resurfaced.

Acknowledging the impact the improvements will have on the area, DSD Minister Mervyn Storey said: “The public realm improvements already completed in the City Centre, particularly those at Guildhall Square and Waterloo Place, have been widely welcomed. This scheme is a natural extension to those improvements.

“Whittaker Street provides an important link between the city centre and the Peace Bridge and, as such, is a key area for improved disabled access for residents and visitors alike.

“This further investment continues the ongoing commitment by my Department to the regeneration of this historic City.”

The project has been designed and will be delivered by Transport NI. Work commenced last month.

Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy added: “These major public realm schemes, which are carried out by my Department, have helped to regenerate the city in recent years and create more inviting and accessible public spaces.”