Strathfoyle to Maydown path and cycleway that will link to greenway ready by summer
The first phase of a new off-road path and cycleway linking Strathfoyle and Maydown is complete, the Infrastructure Minister Nichola Mallon has confirmed.
The path will eventually connect to the Strathfoyle greenway. SDLP MLA Mark Durkan asked the Minister what work was taking place in ‘the long-neglected Strathfoyle and Maydown area, where, for the past few weeks, contractors have been busy.’
The Minister said: “The shared-use path will be a continuation and extension of the council’s Strathfoyle greenway and Waterside greenway projects, which provide a shared footway/cycleway from the Peace Bridge to Stradowen Drive.
“Phase 1 of the Strathfoyle shared-use path will provide new 3-metre-wide off-road facilities for walking and cycling on the Temple Road at Clonmeen Drive and Haw Road. Phase 1 started in the autumn of 2020 and is substantially complete.
“Phase 2 involves upgrading and widening the existing substandard footway on the Maydown Road from the Haw Road junction to the police station.”
The Minister said this ensures that no carriageway-crossing movements are required for walking and cycling, creating a safer road environment for all road users.
“Phase 2 is under way, and I am pleased to say that it is expected that it will be complete by the summer. It is expected that a resurfacing scheme will be undertaken alongside that project.”