Road engineers back current A5 proposals

Government engineers in the North have said the proposed A5 dual carriageway is better value, will be safer and will affect fewer landowners than alternative proposals, according to the minister responsible for roads.

But Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy told the Assembly he would reserve judgment on the major Western Transport Corridor until completion of an ongoing public inquiry.

The Irish Government is to pay around £400 million of the up to £850 million cost of the dual carriageway running from Derry to Aughnacloy, with the route helping to link Donegal to Dublin.