Sinn Féin Foyle MLA Raymond McCartney has welcomed confirmation from the Department for Infrastructure (DfI) that work on the upgrading of the road between Derry and Dungiven is expected to get under way in Spring.
He said:”It has been confirmed by DfI that work will begin on this new road between Derry and Dungiven once a contractor is appointed.
“I welcome news that construction is expected to begin in Spring 2018.
“This is a significant step in the process of upgrading one of the most used roads in the north of Ireland.
“The upgrade of this 15-mile section of the A6 scheme will start at Drumahoe and will include the bypass around Dungiven, which would help ease the build-up of traffic that often leads to a bottleneck in the town.
“Above all this the process will further increase access to and from the north west, which is long overdue.”