£38m spent on road repairs in Derry in five years

Over £38m was spent on road maintenance in the Derry and Strabane area over a recent five year period, road minister John O’Dowd has confirmed.

The amount of money spent annually increased from £4,408,000 in 2015/16 to £9,270,000 in 2019/20.

The total expenditure over the five years was £38,353,000. The minister released details of the total expenditure on structural maintenance in Derry City and Strabane District Council in response to an Assembly Question from DUP MLA Gary Middleton.

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Mr. O’Dowd said: “Outturns will have been determined by budget availability and capacity in a given year.

£38m spent repairing local roads.
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According to the most recent roads service report to Derry City and Strabane District Council that was presented in December the overall 2021/22 structural maintenance capital budget for the north was £104m against an annual requirement of some £143 million.

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“Of this £17m has been set aside for a roads recovery fund, which is being used to address areas of immediate need across the road network and £1.77 million has been allocated to the Derry City and Strabane area,” the report stated.