Busy road to close for resurfacing

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There will be traffic disruption on one of Derry’s busiest roads during the next few weeks when it is closed for resurfacing work.

A section of the Lone Moor Road will be closed at Elmwood Terrace between the junctions of Bligh’s Lane and Eastway, in order to facilitate the upgrade of the road.

As well as resurfacing the roadway, the footpaths will also be replaced as part of the road upgrade scheme.

Part of the footpath at Elmwood Road was already been resurfaced last week.

The roadworks are likely to cause significant traffic disruption in the area, particularly when the new school term begins in September given its proximity to a number of schools, including St Cecilia’s College and St John’s Primary School.

Commenting on the road closure, cityside Sinn Féin Councillor Patricia Logue said; “I would just like to alert both residents and motorists that there will be disruption along the Lonemoor Road for the next few weeks due to road resurfacing and footpath upgrades.”

Colr. Logue said the work is being carried out in response to concerns raised by local residents about the state of roads and footpaths in the area.

She also said she hopes the road upgrade will alleviate residents’ fears that their homes could be flooded in heavy rain.“During a community survey in 2O11 the state of the footpath outside homes along Elmwood Terrace was raised. I had an onsite meeting with representatives of DRD Road Services and relayed concerns of residents about the safety of the footpath and fears that homes could be flooded in heavy rain due to the low level of the footpath.

“Work is now underway to hopefully address those issues. If any resident has further queries I can be contacted at 028 71 377551,” Colr. Logue added.