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Vital that A5 delivered as soon as possible - Begley

11 July, 2019 - by Órfhlaith Begley

Sinn Féin MP Órfhlaith Begley has said it is vital the A5 road upgrade is delivered as soon as possible. 

The West Tyrone MP said: 

"The A5 road upgrade is a vital infrastructural project which we need to see delivered as soon as possible. 

"I along with my Sinn Féin colleagues have been working hard to secure the delivery of this much-needed upgrade. 

"I have repeatedly met with the Department for Infrastructure in the north and, following successive meetings with the Irish government on the issue, secured a commitment from Simon Coveney in the Oireachtas on Irish government funding for the upgrade and I have pressed him for a commitment on additional funding so it can be progressed as soon as possible. 

"The Department for Infrastructure have said they are hopeful that stage one will commence in late 2019 or early 2020.

"The completion of the A5 will not only improve road safety but will also provide a vital boost to the economic regeneration of the wider north west.

"The A5 project has received widespread support and Sinn Féin will continue to lobby the Department of Infrastructure and the Irish government to ensure work begin and the project is delivered urgently."

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