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Minister confirms 2017 start date for A5

Published: 2 February, 2017

Minister Chris Hazard meeting Declan Mc Aleer to discuss progress on the A5 dual carriageway

Minister Chris Hazard meeting Declan Mc Aleer to discuss progress on the A5 dual carriageway

West Tyrone Sinn Féin MLA Declan Mc Aleer has welcomed the firm commitment from Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazard that construction of the A5 will start in 2017

The local MLA and party Infrastructure spokesperson said,

"While some other parties spend their time scaremongering, our Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazard has been constructively engaged to ensure the A5 proceeds as planned no matter what the political situation post-election.

"The Minister once again confirmed in Assembly after the Christmas that the funding already announced for the A5 is fully ringfenced.

"I met with the Minister during the week and he once again re-iterated this position and confirmed that work will commence on the ground during 2017.