Speaking after the Minister for Infrastructure announced her intention to advance the upgrade of the A2 Buncrana Road, Sinn Féin MLA for Foyle Martina Anderson said;
“This vital road upgrade was first proposed 15 years ago with the latest plans put out for consultation last year. This was the latest of several consultations the scheme has gone through.
“The top of the Buncrana Road is one of the worst traffic bottlenecks in the entire city and with an estimated 24,000 cars using the road every single day,so this road upgrade needs to be urgently progressed.
“While the progression of statutory processes is important, what the people of Derry want to see is delivery on this vital scheme.
“Statutory processes mean little without the follow through to deliver these schemes once they are shovel ready.
“The recent announcement must properly advance the A2 upgrade and I will continue to hold the Minster to account to ensure that this vital road upgrade is progressed.”