Mr Durkan received confirmation from the Minister for Infrastructure following his Assembly Question on the matter.
Said the Foyle MLA: “I am pleased that Minister Mallon has confirmed this crucial speed limit reduction on the Maydown Road should be introduced later this year in conjunction with other traffic calming measures.
“I have raised concerns for several years on this issue and have worked closely with residents in the Strathfoyle area to relay their concerns regarding the dangers posed to pedestrians crossing the Maydown Road towards the bus stop and industrial estate.
“In attempts to filter onto the road, users are often putting themselves at risk on this particularly busy thoroughfare.
“It will be welcome news for many that the confirmed 40mph speed limit will apply from the Maydown Roundabout for 560 metres along the Maydown Road.
“The new speed restrictions will be introduced together with a new cycle path along the Maydown Road and a crossing facility near to its junction with Templetown Park.
“It is hoped this will link up with the Strathfoyle Greenway- Derry and Strabane District Council’s business case for which, is almost ready for submission.
“These works have been long overdue, as well as improving overall road safety they will provide much needed improved connectivity for the area. Creating a safer, accessible route for pedestrians and cycle routes that everyone can enjoy will go a long way in creating healthy, happier communities.
“I look forward to seeing the regeneration of the Strathfoyle area come to fruition,” added Mr Durkan.