Lagan Construction has won a £24 million contract to upgrade a major section of road between Belfast and Derry in Northern Ireland.
The contractor’s 18-month design-and-build project for DRD Roads Service is to ease traffic congestion on a section of the A2, which has multiplied in recent years with the expansion of local industry.
The A2 Maydown to Derry road project is part of the Northern Key Transport Corridor connecting the two cities via Coleraine.
Lagan will upgrade a 6km stretch of the existing A2 trunk road from a single carriageway to a two-lane dual carriageway. It will also deliver three new road bridges over the River Muff, and a fourth spanning the River Faughan.
In addition there will be new and improved junctions at road intersections, three new at-grade roundabouts and various structures including a pedestrian underpass and a cyclist/pedestrian footbridge.
Work on the A2 Maydown to Derry road contract is due to commence in July.
Managing director David Jeffs said: “Roads is a core sector for Lagan Construction and we bring specific expertise and a track record stretching back over many years to this major project, which promises to significantly improve transport links in the area.”