Makeover for Derry’s flyover

editorial image

Derry’s flyover in the Bogside is to get a £300,000 plus makeover.

The north’s Social Development Minister Nelson McCausland today announced £310,000 to refurbish the Lecky Road flyover.

The upgrade is a joint venture with the DRD Roads Service and will include a revamp of the existing barriers, lighting and footpaths.

“I am pleased to announce that the Executive through my Department has provided £310,000 for the refurbishment of the Lecky Road Flyover which will be carried out by colleagues in DRD Roads Service.

“The work which will be undertaken between the junctions at Abercorn Road and the Lecky Road will last for five weeks and has commenced,” the Minister said.

He said while the flyover is a main thoroughfare in the city, “it is visually unattractive.”

The Minister continued:”The need to address the physical appearance of the flyover and reduce the severance effect it causes was highlighted in the Foyle Valley Gateway master plan which is one of the catalyst projects in the One Plan.

“This project will create a safer and more attractive environment and complement the recent upgrading of Rossville Street which was also delivered in partnership with the Department for Regional Development.”

Road Minister Danny Kennedy said temporary management arrangements will be in place.