Road widening scheme on vital east-west link

Minister cuts first sod on the �100million A8 Belfast to Larne dual carriageway

Minister cuts first sod on the �100million A8 Belfast to Larne dual carriageway

A MASSIVE roads scheme was formally launched yesterday afternoon.

In a ceremonial gesture, Regional Development Minister Danny Kennedy cut a sod of turf on the £100 million A8 widening scheme.

The single-lane stretch of road, connecting the northern edge of Newtownabbey to Larne, is being turned into a two-lane carriageway, and the speed limit increased from 60mph to 70.

 

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