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Upgrade of Belfast to Londonderry road link set to start

By Michael McHugh

Published 11/01/2016

Work on nearly nine miles of dual carriageway upgrading the Belfast to Londonderry road will begin this year, Transport Minister Michelle McIlveen said
Work on nearly nine miles of dual carriageway upgrading the Belfast to Londonderry road will begin this year, Transport Minister Michelle McIlveen said

Work on nearly nine miles of dual carriageway upgrading the Belfast to Londonderry road will begin this year, Transport Minister Michelle McIlveen said.

The scheme will improve the road between the end of the M22 at Randalstown and the Castledawson Roundabout and ease congestion on an arterial route. It is expected to cost £130m.

Ms McIlveen said: "This is a major investment for the North West and will be very welcome news for the local construction industry. The A6 dualling scheme is a significant project that will help to remove a major bottleneck and so improve safety and journey times on this strategically important route."

In May last year, Graham/Farrans Joint Venture was awarded the contract for the development of the A6 Randalstown to Castledawson Dualling Project.

Ms McIlveen continued: "That detailed design work is progressing and now that the Executive has confirmed funding for this section of the A6, the scheme can move ahead, with work on site expected to start by the end of the summer."

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