Announced consultation for A5 is welcome news – McCartney

Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Raymond McCartney  has welcomed today’s announcement by the DRD Minister of the start of the consultation process on the  A5 road upgrade project.

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“Following the announcement of £229 million for the A5 upgrade project as part of the 2016/’17 Executive budget the news that the consultation period is now underway is further evidence of the Executive’s committment to the North West.

“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.

“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.”