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Progress on £5.8 million investment in Armagh area

1 December, 2008

Sinn Féin Regional Development Minister Conor Murphy, has welcomed Roads Service's progress on investment totalling £5.8million in the Armagh City and District Council area this year.

Speaking ahead of tonight's meeting between Roads Service and Armagh City and District Council, the Minister said:

"Roads Service is continuing work on the progression of the design for two major schemes to ease traffic congestion in and around the city of Armagh. The Armagh North and West Link Road is due to commence within the next five years subject to the level of funding available and land vesting etc. The Armagh East Link scheme has a preferred alignment selected and junction options have been completed. It is hoped this project will be completed within the next ten years.

"Other schemes which have already been completed this year include B111 Corcreevey Road, Richill. This scheme has significantly improved sightlines for drivers emerging from Tirnascobe Road also the scheme has included carriageway widening and improved visibility on the Corcreevey Road as well as combining a new footway link to the existing bus stop." ENDS

Note to Editors

The continued investment in local transport and safety measures in the Armagh Council area include traffic calming schemes, measures to assist cyclists and pedestrians and a programme of school travel and safety projects.

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