£252k facelift for Linenhall Street

Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland says the £252,000 for a public realm project on Linenhall Street, Limavady will be used to upgrade the street, part of which includes Albert Terrace, a designated area of townscape character.

The work will involve the installation of new high quality kerbs and concrete pavers along the footways, carriageway resurfacing and the provision of new street lighting and street furniture.

Minister McCausland said: “This project is a great example of public body cooperation between my Department, DRD Roads Service and Limavady Borough Council colleagues to bring forward this important project to upgrade Linenhall Street.

“When complete next spring, this project will complement other works that the Northern Ireland Executive through my Department has funded such as the nearby Market Street and Catherine Street schemes. This funding award is also further evidence of my Department’s continuing commitment to the delivery of the Limavady Masterplan.”

Transport Minister Danny Kennedy said the scheme is expected to commence on Monday 7 October and should be completed by March 2014.

“No work will take place over the busy Christmas and New Year period,” said Minister Kennedy.

A DRD Roads Service spokeswoman said the initial phase of the scheme is expected to take approximately eight weeks.

“Pedestrians will be accommodated throughout the works and access to premises on Linenhall Street will be possible during normal business hours. To facilitate this it will be necessary to restrict on street parking over short lengths as the works proceed.”

Phase two of the works involves carriageway resurfacing to be completed outside of business hours. It’s expected this will involve night time closure over three days, said the spokesperson, adding residents will be notified.