Busy road junction getting a £314,000 upgrade

A busy road junction in Derry is currently being upgraded.

£314,000 is being spent at the junction of Foyle Road and Craigavon Bridge.

The work will include making the junction more pedestrian friendly and improving the lighting.

Social Development Minister Mervyn Storey says: “The junction at the Craigavon Bridge and Foyle Road is an important arterial route and a gateway to both the city centre and the Waterside.

“However, it is visually unattractive, difficult to negotiate for pedestrians and cyclists and in need of repair.

“These works will make the area more user-friendly, particularly for all those who use the Riverside Walkway, by linking Queen’s Quay more effectively with the stretch along the Foyle Road.

“This work will build on the projects already completed by my Department in partnership with the Department for Regional Development, including the upgrade of the Lone Moor Road, Lecky Road Flyover and Rossville Street.

“These works are in line with my Department’s continued commitment to the Foyle Valley Gateway Masterplan and to the achievement of the One Plan objectives for the city.”