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Over £51m paid out to consultants on long-delayed A5 road build

Total cost of problem-hit scheme stands at £82.5m, department's figures reveal

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‘As with all major works projects, significant costs need to be incurred before works commence’

‘As with all major works projects, significant costs need to be incurred before works commence’

‘As with all major works projects, significant costs need to be incurred before works commence’

A consultancy firm appointed to advise on the long-delayed A5 road project has been paid over £51m, it has emerged.

The Executive first committed to the dualling of the road between Aughnacloy in Co Tyrone and Londonderry in 2007.

But the project has faced repeated funding problems and legal challenges.


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