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Kearney optimistic regarding A6 Dualling Scheme

28 June, 2019 - by Declan Kearney

Sinn Féin MLA Declan Kearney has expressed optimism regarding progress on the A6 Randalstown - Castledawson Dualling Scheme.

Speaking after a briefing and site meeting on the Randalstown to Toome section, South Antrim MLA said:

“Myself and local Councillor Henry Cushinan received a detailed briefing from officials on the current status of the A6 Dualling Scheme. 

“We were appraised of progress regarding the Zone Two phase from Randalstown to Toome, and also projections on site works on the Zone One phase through to the Castledawson roundabout.

“We were also provided with an opportunity to carry out a site inspection on the Zone Two section which is nearing completion. It is clear that the design and finishing detail on this part of the project is being carried out to a very high standard. 

“We viewed two underpass structures under construction which will provide access for livestock on farmland located on either side of the new carriageway. A total of twelve such structures will be built along the full length of the dualling scheme. Another significant feature of the overall project will be the four dedicated footbridges to provide pedestrian access across the carriageway between Randalstown and Castledawson.

“In the period since this Dualling Scheme commenced the total number of vehicles travelling between Castledawson and Randalstown each day has increased from eighteen thousand to twenty thousand. 

“This piece of new roads infrastructure will be absolutely vital to servicing the increasing volume of road users travelling through South Antrim and South Derry, and with a significant strategic benefit for regional economy.

“As a result of our briefing I am optimistic that the phase of works at Moneynick up to Toome will be delivered within the designated timeframe for completion.”

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