SDLP MLA Mark H Durkan has welcomed news that the first phase of the A6 Randalstown to Castledawson Duelling Scheme is now nearing completion, providing an additional seven kilometre stretch of motorway for commuters by next Monday.
The Foyle MLA commented:
“I welcome the first step of many on this long road towards the completion of the first step of a £185 million dualling scheme; which will provide vital infrastructure for the North West.
“Finally, the historic struggle for decent linkages between Derry and Belfast is making headway. This flagship project will bring with it increased economic opportunities, jobs and overall social prosperity for areas in the North which up until now have suffered from substantial economic disparity and lack of investment.
“This progress is great news for commuters and we look forward to the completion of the next phase. The SDLP will also continue to fight for improved rail connectivity for Derry and the North-West.”
Mr Durkan concluded:
“I am hopeful that improved travelling networks will mark the beginning of a journey towards a more prosperous future for this region, providing lasting benefits for road-users and local communities alike.”