Sinn Féin MLA Cathal Ó hOisín has welcomed funding for the long-awaited A6 road upgrade project as part of the 2016/17 budget.
Mr Ó hOisín said;
“The funding package announced today for the A6 road upgrade is the most significant funding announcement for this vital infrastructure project.
“The £21m funding boost contained in the Executive’s 2016/17 budget is certainly to be welcomed.
“We have been campaigning for the upgrade of the A6 for many years and it is encouraging to see funding now in place to take this project forward.
“It would help transform the economy of the entire north west region and dramatically reduce journey times between Belfast and Derry.
“Sinn Féin is committed to seeing the full completion of this hugely important project including the critical Dungiven Bypass and Moneynick sections as soon as possible.”