Mr Durkan said he has been lobbying for the repair of the roads in and around the estate for several years and spoke with residents earlier this week.
Said the Foyle MLA: “While it’s frustrating that work has paused temporarily on the resurfacing work at St Canice’s Park, I spoke to lots of residents this week who are delighted that the badly needed scheme has started.
“The road network in the estate was woeful to put it mildly, littered with potholes throughout and had fallen into a state of disrepair following years of neglect.
“I have been contacted countless times by residents of the area about the extremely poor condition of these roads.
“At my request temporary remedial works on larger potholes had been carried out intermittently.
“However, this band-aid approach was clearly unsustainable and I’m glad the area is finally being resurfaced.
“Improvement works for street lighting and drainage is also being completed by the Department for Infrastructure in the St Canice’s Park area.
“Residents will no doubt be relieved to see these much needed improvements for the estate.”Tags: