Logistics UK has welcomed the announcement made this week by infrastructure minister Nichola Mallon approving the A1 improvement scheme.
The scheme will see an upgrade to one of Northern Ireland’s biggest roads, which links Belfast to Dublin.
Seamus Leheny, NI policy manager, for Logistics UK said: “Logistics UK has long supported the need to upgrade the A1, a major route in Northern Ireland connecting Belfast and Dublin.
“In March 2020 Logistics UK submitted a response to the Department for Infrastructure’s call for evidence, supporting this upgrade and highlighting the road safety and economic benefits it will deliver.”
He added:”We are thrilled this has been taken into consideration; the safety of road users is imperative and the current outdated infrastructure of the A1 does not reflect this.”
“The proposed improvements include the provision of new grade separated junctions, the closing of all gaps in the central reservation and the provision of a continuous central reserve safety barrier along the whole route.
“While we are delighted with the decision by the Minister to progress the scheme, swift action is needed and we hope to see the necessary work commence as soon as possible.”