FTA welcomes £330m road scheme

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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.”

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