New city entry signs needed - Colr. Logue

Sinn F�in councillor Patricia Logue pictured at the entrance sign to the city at Letterkenny Road. (1210MM11)

Sinn F�in councillor Patricia Logue pictured at the entrance sign to the city at Letterkenny Road. (1210MM11)

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One of the main entrance points to the city at Letterkenny Road is in need of an urgent revamp, a local councillor has said.

Sinn Féin councillor Patricia Logue said the area needs to be improved ahead of the influx of visitors expected ahead of the City of Culture celebrations.

“I feel that in the build-up to Derry’s City of Culture year and as the city makes plans to host events such as the All Ireland Fleadh which will attract upwards of 300,000 people, that we need to look at many of the gateway entrances to our city and at what will greet visitors on their way into Derry.

“One area in need of an urgent revamp is the main arterial routes from Donegal into the city at the junction of Letterkenny Road, Lone Moor and Foyle Roads. New signage is needed to tell visitors they have arrived in Derry and to point to local landmarks such as Free Derry Wall. It also must include looking at the lighting systems, the introduction of flower beds, hanging baskets, clean-up of graffito,” colr. Logue said.