Concerns over work on one of Derry’s busiest road –McCartney

Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Raymond McCartney has written to Transport NI following concerns about the impact of the closure of the Northland Road from the junction of Great James street to the William Street roundabout to carry out roadwork’s._dsc8219

Raymond McCartney said

I have written to Transport NI Divisional headquarters in regards to the proposed road works that are due to commence within the next few weeks on the Northland Road from the junction of Great James street to the William Street roundabout.

This road is one of the main thoroughfares in the city and any closure has the potential to cause major disruption in the traffic flow in the city.

Furthermore, given that it is proposed that the road be closed for 4 weeks then this disruption needs to be mitigated properly with adequate Traffic management measures and proper diversions put in place.

It also vital that residents are fully informed of this closure and that adequate parking arrangements are put in place.
I have asked Transport NI (Roads Service) to request information on what plans they have to mitigate for this disruption.