Roads Minister supports One Plan

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ROADS Minister Danny Kennedy cites funding for the Coleraine railway track, the A5 to Aughnacloy and the A6 to Dungiven as key interventions by him in support of the implementation of the Londonderry One Plan.

He says Translink has also fully revised Londonderry city bus services and created a quality bus corridor over the past two years.

Equally, park and ride facilities at Drumahoe have been extended to 271 spaces to be delivered by the end of January 2013 in time to service the City of Culture requirements.

Mr Kennedy stated: “My Department is a member of the One Plan Interdepartmental co-ordination Group and is committed to supporting implementation of the One Plan.

“This is reflected in the significant investment my Department is taking forward through Translink and Roads Service to deliver key transport projects in the North West.”

He also cites: “Consulting on a bus priority lane and investigating associated technology; the Outer Orbital Route Feasibility Study; processing legislation required to deliver a Resident’s Parking Scheme in the Bogside by end of 2013; tendering for a Car Park Management system which will utilise variable messaging signs located strategically throughout the city; and delivering a traffic calming scheme at Rossville Street/Lecky Road, and consulting on a further scheme, at Steelstown Road.”

He promised his officials will continue to engage with ILEX and Derry City Council to examine further opportunities to support the delivery of the One Plan.