Major lighting columns will provide extra road and personal safety

Sinn Féin Councillor Patricia Logue has welcomed the installation of two new major lighting columns overlooking the Lecky Road Flyover.

Councillor Logue said “Over the past number of weeks a lot of work was involved to get these major lighting columns into place. They are installed directly beside the Flyover and along the Lecky Road.

“It was very important that these lights were introduced at the Flyover as it is used by thousands of vehicles each night and day.

“This is an area which has also been blighted by sporadic bouts of anti-community activity. There have been on- going issues at the pathway which runs under the Lecky Road Flyover for many years. Much of this has been anti-community, underage drinking; burning of Wheelie Bins and a lot of local people would avoid using this walkway during the hours of darkness.

“It’s the main pedestrian link between the Bishop Street area and the Bogside and is widely used throughout  by people going to Mass in the Long Tower Chapel, children and parents going to several local schools and shops.

“These lights will hopefully give an extra sense of security for local people and leave fewer areas in darkness which lends itself to gathering points for anti-community activity.