First and Deputy First Minister confirm April public consultation on A5 upgrade

A5 alternate
Public consultation into the delayed A5 dual carriagewat will begin April.
The news was this week confirmed to West Tyrone MLA Declan McAleer who sought assurances from the  that the Executive remains committed to the A5 project.
In response to a question from Declan McAleer, Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness stated that the Executive remains committed to the delivery of the A5 Western Transport Corridor.
The project was subject to a successful legal challenge with Roads Minister Danny Kennedy and his officials now addressing the associated issues.
Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness said they understand that part of the work will include a number of important public consultation processes, the first of which is due to commence in April this year.
The next steps in the project will be dependent on the outcome of the public consultation.
Mr McAleer, who sits on the Stormont regional development committee, said he very much welcomes the re-commitment of the Executive to this strategically important project – the news has also been welcomed by Donegal Fine Gael Joe McHugh who said the progress was very welcome.
The upgrade of the A5 would see a dual-carriageway from Aughnacloy, via Omagh and Strabane, to Derry.