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FTA: Northern Ireland road scheme will improve safety

Apr 05, 2017
A £230,000 investment in the A1 in Northern Ireland will improve safety and keep traffic moving, says the Freight Transport Association (FTA).

The improvements to the main road connecting Belfast and Dublin were announced in January by Infrastructure Minister Chris Hazzard. Work on the dual carriageway at Hillsborough was scheduled to start in February 2017.

Seamus Leheny, FTA’s Policy & Membership Manager in Northern Ireland, said, “FTA has been pressing the government to make these long overdue safety improvements that will permanently close crossing points along this stretch of the A1.”

“We hope the Department for Infrastructure will eventually close all crossings on the entire dual carriageway due to the constant risk of slow moving vehicles crossing the carriageway. The road is used by 40,000 vehicles a day including a high number of HGVs and FTA members have repeatedly made us aware of the dangers.”

Photo: Seamus Leheny

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