Ford hopes new roads investment leads to increased safety

Alliance South Antrim MLA David Ford has said he hopes a new investment in a local dual carriageway will lead to increased road safety throughout the constituency.

Mr Ford was speaking as Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard announced £160 million is to be invested in the A6 Randalstown to Castledawson Dualling Scheme. Work will begin in October, and will see 7.3 kilometres developed between Randalstown and Toome, and 7.4 kilometres between Toome and Castledawson.

“This investment is long overdue and will improve the links across South Antrim,” said Mr Ford.

“I hope it will increase road safety throughout the constituency and beyond. Road accidents ruin lives and wreck families, and we need to tackle this devastating issue.

“In addition, it is also important the Minister has a costed strategic plan to maintain our roads, particularly in rural areas. This would stop the need for costly repairs down the line, meaning money could be spent on further improvement projects for local people instead.”

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