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A6 progress ‘is excellent news’

The Londonderry Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the announcement that further progress is to be made on improving the Derry/Belfast road, the A6.  The Department for Infrastructure has decided to work on additional sections of the road improvement scheme, despite the ongoing court case.

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Chamber chief executive Sinead McLaughlin said: “The road between Derry and Belfast is one of the most strategically important routes anywhere in Northern Ireland and it should have been upgraded many years ago – indeed, plans for the road to be motorway standard have been around since the 1960s.  Officials and the previous minister Chris Hazzard deserve praise for bringing the scheme forward so that we can look forward at last to a faster road connection between Northern Ireland’s two major cities.”

Chamber vice president and Airporter managing director Jennifer McKeever added: “Many businesses in the North West depend on good road connections, particularly to Belfast and the east.  An improved A6 is absolutely essential for Airporter and many other local companies.  We look forward to being able to use the upgraded road and, as a result, to offer even better services to our customers.”