Learmount Road scheme ‘long overdue’ - Fleming

Councillor Paul Fleming with members of Kevin Lynch  Cumann  Park and Craigbane. (1903SJ70)
Councillor Paul Fleming with members of Kevin Lynch Cumann Park and Craigbane. (1903SJ70)

Sinn Féin has welcomed the beginning of a two-week long resurfacing and drainage scheme on the Learmount Road between Park village and Claudy.

Councillor Paul Fleming, who represents the area, said the local Sinn Féin cumann had been campaigning for some time about the deterioration of the section of road between Kilgort Bridge and Tullintrain Crossroads.

The local councillor pointed out severe winter conditions during the last four years had caused a proliferation of pot holes, and other surface damage on this stretch of the road.

“This is a very busy stretch of road, but the section extending from the entrance to Slieveboy Park, around Deeny’s shop, and as far as the junction with Teenaght Road are in particularly bad condition,” said Colr. Fleming.

The Sinn Fein Councillor stressed: “Road users generally, but especially the residents of Slieveboy Park, and customers at Deeny’s shop, have been very badly served by poor road conditions in this immediate vicinity. I am pleased this long overdue repair scheme has now finally begun”.

The Sinn Féin organisation in Park, Craigbane and Claudy has successfully lobbied for a range of road repair schemes in recent years, and has said it will continue to campaign for more road improvement and traffic safety schemes in the area.

Councillor Fleming said the current scheme is evidence of the local Party’s commitment to ensuring a close working relationship with DRD Roads Service to ensure enhanced service delivery for local people.