Sinn Féin MLA Elisha McCallion has welcomed the announcement that work on the A6 dualling project will begin on the Randalstown/Toome and Moyala/Castledawson sections in the coming weeks.
Elisha McCallion said:
“The A6 upgrade represents an investment of over £160m and has long been a key priority for Sinn Féin.
“It is a key infrastructural project to help redress regional imbalance which was significantly progressed when given the green light by then Sinn Féin Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard.
“Today’s announcement is an endorsement of the former Minister’s focus on developing the North West’s infrastructure. The way is now clear for this essential project to finally be delivered.
“When the project is completed in 2019, it will greatly reduce travel times between Derry and Belfast, a development which will be greatly welcomed by the many thousands who use this road daily.
“It will also add to the attractiveness of the North West as a location for inward investment and job creation.