Roads Services have met residents from Clarence Avenue in Derry to allay fears of planned road refurbishment work in the area.
Sinn Fein councillor Mickey Cooper, who also attended the meeting, has welcomed progress on the implementation of a new paving and resurfacing scheme in the conservation area.
Cllr Cooper said: “I welcome the fact Roads Service agreed to meet the residents who had concerns about the proposed refurbishment of the street.
“The refurbishment, for which I had been lobbying Roads Service for several years, involved the replacement of footpaths, resurfacing of roads, planting and removal of new and unsafe trees and replacement of broken cobbles and other damaged items.
“Given the fact that the street had not been upgraded for many years’ residents were happy that Roads Service had agreed to the scheme but were concerned that some specific elements would upset the character of the street which is within a conservation area.”
Cllr Cooper concluded: “Happily. Roads Service officials were able to allay residents’ concerns at the meeting by promising to amend some elements of the scheme which will now allow it to proceed early in 2014.”