Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Raymond McCartney has welcomed a £229 million funding package for the A5 road upgrade project announced in the new Executive budget.
“The announcement of £229 million for the A5 upgrade project as part of the 2016/’17 Executive budget is great news.
“There is no doubt that the A5 project is one of the largest infrastructure projects on the island of Ireland.
“It is vital for the growth of the economy right along the route and will greatly enhance cross-border trade and the continued development of the all-Ireland economy.
“This funding package announced is a huge step forward in the campaign to secure this vital infrastructural project.
“We in Sinn Féin are committed to the A5 project and hope to see work beginning as soon as possible so that communities along the route can reap the benefits.”