Upgrade for lower deck of Craigavon Bridge

Thu, 15/07/2021 - 14:05 -- Editor

SDLP Foyle MLA Sinéad McLaughlin has commended the Department for Infrastructure’s proposals for several improvements on the Craigavon Bridge, set to be commenced in the year 2021- 2022.   

 

Included in the planned work is the installation of anti-roosting measures above the lower deck footway, LED retrofit of lanterns on the underdeck and development of a design for a new controlled crossing on the lower deck. 

Ms McLaughlin said: 

“I welcome these much-needed improvements. I have been contacted on numerous occasions by constituents who have been particularly concerned about the amount of bird droppings that steadily build up on the walkway and railings. Not only is it unsightly, it poses a public health risk.   

“The inclusion of a new crossing on the lower deck will also be of great benefit to pedestrians on what is a notoriously busy carriageway. I hope that a new crossing will encourage more visitors arriving by rail to explore our beautiful river walkways, allowing them to enjoy the city as a whole.   

“I am therefore pleased that DfI are seeking a permanent solution to these issues.” 

SDLP Foyle MLA Sinéad McLaughlin has commended the Department for Infrastructure’s proposals for several improvements on the Craigavon Bridge, set to be commenced in the year 2021- 2022. 

  

Included in the planned work is the installation of anti-roosting measures above the lower deck footway, LED retrofit of lanterns on the underdeck and development of a design for a new controlled crossing on the lower deck. 

  

Ms McLaughlin said: 

“I welcome these much-needed improvements. I have been contacted on numerous occasions by constituents who have been particularly concerned about the amount of bird droppings that steadily build up on the walkway and railings. Not only is it unsightly, it poses a public health risk. 

  

“The inclusion of a new crossing on the lower deck will also be of great benefit to pedestrians on what is a notoriously busy carriageway. I hope that a new crossing will encourage more visitors arriving by rail to explore our beautiful river walkways, allowing them to enjoy the city as a whole. 

  

“I am therefore pleased that DfI are seeking a permanent solution to these issues.”