Commitment to increase A5 funding welcomed

Commitment given by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to increase funding for the A5 has been welcomed.
The Taoiseach has said that he will be bringing an increased funding proposal to the cabinet next week.
The move has been welcomed by SDLP West Tyrone MLA Daniel McCrossan.
“Delivering the A5 has been one my main priorities and I have been engaging with the Irish Government on this for many years. During recent discussions the Taoiseach and Tánaiste have indicated to me that they would be willing to make a substantial contribution to building the A5. Through the many twists this project has taken the Irish Government has remained committed to offering whatever support possible. This upgraded road will not only be a boost for people in Tyrone, but for Derry and Donegal, the whole north-west of our island, and it’s only right that the Irish Government play their part.
“Far too many lives have been lost on this road, I have campaigned alongside those who have been bereaved and their dedication to getting this delivered has been astounding. Without them we wouldn’t have gotten this far. The new road will also bring significant economic opportunities by improving our transport links, making it easier to attract much needed jobs and investment.
“I welcome this announcement from the Taoiseach and am incredibly hopeful that the long, long awaited announcement on the A5 will soon be made and would urge the Infrastructure Minister to waste no time in breaking ground.”

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