Mark H Durkan: Traffic calming scheme for Foyle Springs area must proceed without delay

Environment Minister Mark H. Durkan.

Environment Minister Mark H. Durkan.

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SDLP Foyle MLA Mark H Durkan has welcomed acceptance by Roads Service that traffic calming measures are needed in the Foyle Springs area, but says the scheme must progress without undue delay.

Speaking after a traffic assessment was conducted in the Foyle Springs (phase two area) Mr Durkan said: “People in the Bantry Road, Strangford and Springvale areas have been calling for traffic calming in the area for a long time. The SDLP have persistently raised it with Roads Service and I am pleased they have finally accepted the need for traffic calming measures.

“I regret, however, that Roads Service has said that due to budgetary constraints the work cannot be carried out in the near future, but I call on the DRD Minister Danny Kennedy to do all that he can to ensure this scheme can progress without further undue delay.”