05 July 2019
East Londonderry MP Gregory Campbell has hit out at Transport NI over detours and road works in the North West area over the Summer.
DUP Spokesman on International Development and Cabinet Office
"It has now reached farcical proportions where roads between Londonderry and Limavady are being worked on to such an extent that other roads which could have been, and were being used to bypass the now notorious Ballykelly storm sewerage system works are also being worked on at the same time.
The ludicrous position presently is that motorists who could have used the Baranailt Road at Claudy to bypass Ballykelly cannot do so as a result of the work on the Dungiven to Drumahoe dualling. It has now transpired that even when drivers continued along the Glenshane Road to avoid those roadworks to access the Baranailt Road at a further turn off, are this week faced with FURTHER road surfacing works on this road, necessitating yet another lengthy diversion. So a diversionary road which was being used to avoid major road works is been worked on, and another road to avoid those secondary road works is now also being worked on. This is completely absurd.
I have written to the Permanent Secretary of the Department of Infrastructure to request urgent action to remedy this utter shambles for motorists in the North West."