McAleer welcomes progress on A5 upgrade
Sinn Féin MLA Declan McAleer has welcomed the announcement that the next stage of the A5 road project will begin in the autumn.
The West Tyrone MLA said;
"I tabled a question to Regional Development minister Michelle McIlveen on the progress of the much anticipated A5 upgrade and in response she confirmed that the public inquiry process into the development is being planned for autumn 2016.
"Following a successful completion of that process, a decision will then be made on the progression to the construction stage.
"Given that the formal consultation is scheduled to end on April 4th it is important that there is as little delay as possible between the stages of the process so that work on the ground can start as soon as possible.
"The A5 dual carriageway is essential for the development of the north west of Ireland.
"Sinn Féin will continue to keep up the pressure in the Executive and on the Irish government to ensure that the A5 scheme is delivered."