SINN Féin’s Martina Anderson has welcomed a £14.8 million funding boost for the A6 Derry-Belfast road upgrade.
Said Foyle Martina Anderson: “I welcome the announcement by the Finance Minister Conor Murphy that an extra £14.8 million will be allocated towards the completion of the A6 road update.
“Completion of this vital project will reduce journey times from Derry to Belfast, boost the local economy and improve road safety.
“Work is underway and is progressing well on the other phases of this vital infrastructure project.
“I look forward to seeing their completion in the time ahead.”
The £14.8 million was secured by Infrastructure Minister Nicola Mallon after she lobbied the Executive to finish the A6 project.
She said today: “The A6 is a key infrastructure project to connect communities & drive economic growth in the North West which has been under invested in for far too long.
“I was pleased to work this week to secure more funding so the A6 can progress at pace.
“Time to end regional imbalance,” added Minister Mallon.