Consultation process of A5 project is underway


The North’s Regional Development Minister has confirmed that the consultation process on the A5 road upgrade project has commenced.

The consultation period will start next week and run until 4 April followed by a decision being made on the need for a new Public Inquiry on the scheme, which is currently programmed for autumn 2016.

It is hoped that construction will start next year on the £150million Newbuildings to north of Strabane section of this road.

Sinn Féin West Tyrone representative Grace Mc Dermott says the announcement means the project is finally back on track: