Plans for Donegal link to proposed A5 to go on display

Details of the proposed route of the N14/N15 Donegal link to the A5 through Northern Ireland will go on display early next month.

Over a million euro has been spent to date on the plans which include proposals for the New Lifford Bridge.

The stated objectives for the N14/N15 Donegal road link to the A5 are to remove a bottlebeck on the national road networks, improve road safety, reduce journey times, to reduce impact on local residents and to improve the local enviroment for residents, commercial business and trourism.

Part of the plans to be unveiled, also  include the construction a 300 metre bridge crossing the River Finn and floodplain - planners say the design takes in to consideration, and to mimimize, any ecological impact on the River Finn, flooding issues, landscape and visual impacts and archaeology and cultural heritage.

A publin information leaflet along with drawings of the proposed alignment and bridge design will be on display in Lifford and Strabane from the 4th of Arpril to the 8th of May.

Public submissions are invited and will be accepted up to the 15th of May.

An Environmental Impact Study and Compulsory Purchase Orders are schedule to be published in the summer, an Oral Hearing to be held in the Autumn with construction pencilled in from 2012 onwards.