Long awaited A5 road is set to get underway late next year

Work on the long awaited A5 road is set to get underway late next year.

Infrastructure Minister John O’Dowd has confirmed that the A5 Western Transport Corridor Scheme will get underway late next year – starting from Derry to Strabane – with the view of completing it by 2028.

The A5 upgrade, which was announced back in 2006, will see the route from Derry to the border at Aughnacloy transformed into a dual carriageway and is estimated to cost around £1.2bn.

The road works has been subject to a series of delays due to public inquiries and legal action.

Castlederg Councillor Steven Edwards believes the new road will save lives and injury, increase connectivity to Dublin and Belfast and to provide a much needed economic boost and jobs for the local area…

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