Stretch of road outside Limavady in line for resurfacing scheme

DUP Colr. Alan Robinson has contacted officials about safety concerns due to the road surface.
DUP Colr. Alan Robinson has contacted officials about safety concerns due to the road surface.

A stretch of road outside Limavady that has witnessed several collisions is in line for a resurfacing scheme, subject to funding.

The Department of Infrastructure (DFI) said it hopes to complete the work on the Drumrane Road, near the Largy Road, in the 2017-18 financial year. The move comes after residents’ concerns about the number of collisions on the approach to the Largy Bridge.

“This stretch is a relatively straight section of carriageway, but has significant wear to the road surface,” said Colr. Alan Robinson.

“Some local residents who have witnessed the aftermath of a number of accidents in that location believe that the wear of the road surface may be one of a number of contributory factors. An earlier letter had been sent to Transport NI highlighting some concerns from local residents and road users. A response at that time indicated that a test of the surface using specialist machinery will be carried out. A follow-up letter seeking the results of the test has been forwarded to Transport NI. Meantime, we encourage drivers to use extra caution in the hope measures can be included in a future Transport NI programme of works to try to help ameliorate the problem.’

A DFI spokesperson said they’re preparing a resurfacing scheme, which negates the need for specialist testing. The spokesperson said it’s hoped to complete the work in the 2017-18 financial year, subject to funding.