Southway to be resurfaced within weeks -Campbell

Sinn Féin Councillor Kevin Campbell has welcomed the  news that the road at Southway and footpaths are to be resurfaced  within weeks.

Councillor Kevin Campbell
Councillor Kevin Campbell

The confirmation comes after Sinn Féin representatives met with Transport NI officials in the city.

Councillor Campbell said:

This is a good news story. I have raised this issue with Transport NI on a number of occasions and had been told that they had it on their priority list.

I called on Transport NI to put this particular road to the top of the priority list so as when the money became available this much needed and overdue work can be carried out straight away.

Sinn Féin representatives have met with Transport NI officials in the city and they have told us that work on Southway is to begin within weeks.So hopefully it will be sorted by the end of January.

He went on to say

“I have been getting constant complaints from residents living in the area about the state of the road. The Creggan estate has a population of around 12,000 and has only three main arterial routes into the estate and Southway being one of them is in a very bad state.

“A number of years ago there was a constant stream of heavy vehicles travelling that route during the building of Magowan Park however, that housing project has been completed over a year ago and Transport NI has only patched the problem up.  Hundreds of vehicles travel along this route on a daily basis.