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Work on Dungiven bypass due to start next year

Thursday, 1 June 2017

Work on Dungiven bypass due to start next year thumbnailThe staff at Medicare, Limavady were delighted to present a cheque for 3505.79 to Noah Mayell and his family this week. The money was raised through a series of fundraising initiatives held at the local store which included a sponsored wax and charity sp

THE Dungiven by-pass scheme is likely to get under way next year, according to Divisional Roads Manager Deidre Mackle.
Updating Causeway Coast and Glens Borough Council on the project's progress, she said: "We have a very strong team in place to try and push that forward. Assuming everything goes well, the anticipated start on the ground is in the spring 2018."
Sinn Fein's Cllr Tony McCaul welcomed the update, adding: "People have been talking about a bypass for Dungiven for 40 years; pollution is affecting a lot of people's health. There is no doubt about that."
Ms Mackle also informed members of council that the official opening of the 55 million Frosses Road dual carriageway will take place later this month.
Ms Mackle warned, however, that budgetary pressures would have a "knock-on" effect on services, including routine maintenance of the road network.

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