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Murphy opens new £45million A2 Maydown to City of Derry Airport dual carriageway

23 February, 2011

Sinn Fein Minister for Regional Development Conor Murphy today officially opened the £45million A2 Maydown to City of Derry Airport dualling scheme. The scheme involved upgrading 6.6km of the A2 between Campsey and the City of Derry Airport to dual carriageway standard.

The new road includes three new roundabouts located at the heavily trafficked intersections at Campsey, Broadbridge and the City of Derry Airport.

The Minister said:

"The completion of this £45million project is an important step forward for the people of the northwest. The new dual carriageway will help ease congestion, resulting in improved safety and journey times for traffic travelling on this route.

“Since taking up office in May 2007, I have been committed to delivering balanced regional infrastructure, tackling regional disparities and reversing decades of under investment in the northwest. The improvement of this road to dual carriageway standard is a further example of my commitment to improving infrastructure in Derry and the northwest, in line with the Executive’s priorities, to allow this region to maximise and realise its full economic potential.

Sinn Fein MLA for Foyle, Martina Anderson said :

“I welcome todays opening of the A2 connecting Limavady to Derry and providing links to the City of Derry Airport, the key air transport hub in the northwest. All of this investment demonstrates Sinn Fein commitment to economic investment and recovery and I welcome it today"

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