Two of the most notorious major roads in Northern Ireland are to received substantial investment as part of the Stormont Executive’s 2016-17 budget.
The A6, the main stretch of road between Belfast and Londonderry, is to receive a £258 million investment, in theory ending years of frustration for motorists.
The A5, another gateway to the north west of the province, will receive £229 million.
The budget, which was announced today by Finance Minister Arlene Foster, has largely been welcomed so far, with an increased investment in health and the education budget has been protected.
However, the newly created Departure of Agriculture and the Environment is to see its budget slashed by almost six per cent.