A5 motorway is not needed according to UUP Assembly member

first_img Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan fire A5 motorway is not needed according to UUP Assembly member By News Highland – August 25, 2010 WhatsApp Facebook Google+ Newsx Adverts Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry Pinterest Pinterest Twitter Google+center_img An Ulster Unionist Assembly Member has expressed his doubts that the Irish Government will be able to come up with its funding for the upgrade of the A5 Derry to Aughnacloy road.Tom Elliott has also expressed the view that the traffic levels on the road do not justify it being upgraded to dual carraigeway status.Tom Elliott said he had serious concerns over the funding of the 88km road upgrade stating that the A5 undoubtedly needs huge improvements but the traffic levels simply do not justify a motorway.Mr Elliot said that given strong views over the impact the road will have on the countryside, and many farmers will have their farms decimated, an upgrade would be sufficient.He also question whether the Irish government would have the 580 million euro it has committed to the road.This after Transport Minister Noel Dempsey ordered the NRA to “reprioritise” 123 roads projects as a result of the funding cuts, including everything from motorways to town bypasses.Following on from Mr Elliot’s comments a Irish government spokesperson said the situation is that the government remains committed to this contribution despite the difficult economic situation. 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic WhatsApp Twitter Previous articleICSA Donegal says motor tax system on commercial vehicles is unrealalisticNext articleApplications for the back to school allowance in Donegal are up to date News Highland Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North Facebooklast_img read more