A8 widening project moves a step closer

REGIONAL Development Minister Conor Murphy has announced the publication of the draft Statutory Orders and Environmental Statement for the A8 Belfast - Larne dual carriageway project.

The scheme will involve the dualling of the 14.4km Coleman's Corner to Ballyrickard section of the busy route, including the construction of a major new by-pass road around Ballynure.

An exhibition of the scheme proposals will be held at Corr's Corner Hotel on the 25 and 26 January between 2pm and 9pm.

Representatives from Roads Service and its engineering and environmental consultants, Arup, will be available at the exhibition to explain the proposals and answer any questions.

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