Thursday 27th Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

FTA welcomes £330m road scheme

The Freight Transport Association has welcomed plans to go ahead with a £330m dual carriageway project on two stretches of the A5 western transport corridor in Northern Ireland.

Tom Wilson, FTA general manager – Ireland said: “It’s surprising just how many motorists don’t realise that HGVs are legally restricted to a maximum of 40mph along the existing A5 single carriageway – and consequently car drivers often take enormous risks in trying to overtake slower moving goods vehicles and tractors.”