The beginning of work on the Pennyburn roundabout is a key first stage of the crucial A2 Buncrana Road dualling project, Foyle Sinn Féin MLA Martina Anderson has said.
The Foyle MLA was commenting after meeting officials from the Department of Infrastructure to discuss progress on the A2 scheme.
“I sought this meeting to get a progress update on the wider A2 dualling project which will likely go to public inquiry later this year,” Martina Anderson said.
“Negotiations are also ongoing with local landowners and businesses on the proposed route of the new scheme and while we welcome this wider progress, myself and Councillor Conor Heaney urged the officials to accelerate discussions with the Department of Communities to ensure works could begin as soon as possible on the remodelling of Pennyburn roundabout.
“This would improve access to the new health hub and other future developments at Fort George and provide vital initial infrastructure to enable the wider A2 scheme to progress.
“We also urged officials to increase their engagement with officials in Donegal County Council to ensure the dualling could be extended to Bridgend and accompanying cross border drainage infrastructure developed to facilitate future developments.
“We assured the officials that the Sinn Féin team on both sides of the border will work with them to bring the A2 scheme to fruition as soon as possible.”