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The A5: A legacy of tragedy

More than 40 people have lost their lives on a North West road since upgrade plans were first put forward 15 years ago

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Flowers beside the spot where three friends died in a crash late last year. Credit: Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Flowers beside the spot where three friends died in a crash late last year. Credit: Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

SDLP MLA Daniel McCrossan. Credit: Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

SDLP MLA Daniel McCrossan. Credit: Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Fr Michael O’Dwyer. Credit: Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Fr Michael O’Dwyer. Credit: Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

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Flowers beside the spot where three friends died in a crash late last year. Credit: Kevin Scott / Belfast Telegraph

Fifteen years, more than 40 deaths and £84m pounds — these are just some of the damning statistics surrounding the ‘treacherous’ A5 road.

Plans to upgrade the road were first put forward in 2007 — 15 years ago — and, since then, £84m has been spent on the as-yet-realised project.


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