Work starts on £120,000 improvements for Limavady’s Irish Green Street - Morrow

Date published: 11 February 2016

Social Development Minister, Lord Morrow MLA today announced that work has started on a £120,000 scheme to regenerate the heart of Limavady.

Lord Morrow of Clogher Valley

As part of the scheme Irish Green Street between Catherine Street and Connell Street will be re-paved using high quality paving stones. Decorative street lighting will enhance the fresh new streetscape.

Minister Morrow said: “In the current challenging economic climate our towns must continually update and improve in order to remain competitive. Irish Green Street is a favourite pedestrian route to and from the commercial centre of Limavady. Improving this key route will not only make the area look more attractive but will bring lasting change to the area.

“Following on from my Department’s earlier investment in upgrading the public realm on Main Street, Catherine Street and Linenhall Street, this latest project shows my continued commitment to the implementation of the Limavady Town Centre Masterplan.”

The work is due to be finished by 31 March 2016. The project has been designed by the DRD TransportNI and will be delivered by their Measured Term Contractor.

Transport Minister Michelle McIlveen said: “This is an excellent example of how joint and co-ordinated working between Departments can deliver tangible improvements for the community.

“I look forward to the completion of the scheme and seeing the results of TransportNI’s contribution in terms of technical expertise delivered through our contract partners.”

Notes to editors: 

  1. 650m2 of high quality concrete pavia and 300 linear metres of conservation style kerbing will be laid to a design suited to the specific characteristics of the street. Enhancements to six street lighting columns will include decorative brackets and lanterns to match those used on previous schemes
  2. The project has been designed by the DRD TransportNI and will be delivered by their Measured Term Contractor
  3. For media enquiries please contact the DSD Press Office on 028 9082 9476 or email Out of office hours please contact Duty Press Officer via pager number 07699 715440 and your call will be returned.

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