One of Derry steepest housing developments waiting two years for road resurfacing

Sinn Féin Councillor Sandra Duffy has said a break down  in communication between the Department For  Infrastructure and service providers  has left one of the steepest housing developments waiting on road repairs for nearly two years.
 
Sinn Féin Councillor Sandra Duffy said “I have been campaigning for the resurfacing of Cornshell Fields for almost two years. The road is one of the worst examples of a road surface in Derry, with taxi men stating they are reluctant to lift people as they are constantly having their cars damaged.
 
“Local residents are severely out of pocket with repairs to their vehicles and have actually got to the point that some are no longer claiming off the Department for Infrastructure(DFI) as it is happening all too often.
 
“We had movement on this and it was agreed that the road would be resurfaced in September. Unfortunately, there seems to have been a misunderstanding between Firmus, Apex and DFI, which I was quickly able to resolve by speaking to each agency and clarifying Apex’s plans regarding gas installation.I believe if the  DFI had carried out the same tic tacking i did between the various organisations  we would not be in this situation.
 
“I completely understand the pressures on Department for Infrastructure regarding their budgets and requests for road assessments and upgrades, but the people of Cornshell Fields have been more than patient in waiting for this work to be carried out. 
 
“I would like to thank the Department  for confirming that Cornshell is still a high priority for them, but unless the work is completed this will not help the residents here as they face into another winter.