Public inquiry announced for A5

The North's Regional Development Minister Conor Murphy today has announced that a Public Inquiry will be held into the proposed A5 Western Transport Corridor dualling project.

The recent formal consultation attracted over 2,000 objections, and Minister Murphy says it's important that these issues are fully discussed and debated.

The inquiry will be held at a number of locations along the route, with hearings likely to commence in May.

At 85 km, Mr Murphy says it will be the largest road scheme ever undertaken in the north.