13 December 2017

Having a blast on the A6

Road transformation continues as new dedicated website is launched.

After decades of planning, work on Northern Ireland's A6 Randalstown to Castledawson carriageway is now well underway as the new route begins to take shape.

Whilst cars continue to travel on the current road, a few hundred yards away a team of GRAHAM Farrans Joint Venture (JV) workers and engineers are busy transforming the rolling green countryside into what will eventually become a new dual carriageway. The new road will encompass 298,000 cubic metres of paving, two pedestrian overbridges and five new road bridges and side roads.

Engaging with the local community is at the heart of the project as the new road will swathe through farms and rural communities for many miles.

Pupils of Moneynick Primary School, which is located on the current route, were excited as they were entertained by periodic explosive blasts which erupted in order to extract soil and rock for use during construction. The school was also provided with a ‘mud kitchen’ to enable the children to get creative with clay.

A new dedicated website has been launched to help keep commuters, stakeholders and the community informed of current and future progress on site. You can keep up to date by visiting www.a6rcdualling.co.uk