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FTA praises Ulster road decision

[ February 14, 2012   //   ]

The Freight Transport Association said it was delighted by Northern Ireland Minister for Finance Sammy Wilson’s announcement of funding for key infrastructure projects including £105m for dualling the A8 from Larne to Belfast. Tom Wilson, FTA’s head of policy for Northern Ireland, said: “The A8 is a strategically significant trade route, but one which has lacked capacity to cope with the sheer volume of lorries that rely on this route to reach Larne Port. It is an absolutely essential link in our supply chain between businesses on the island of Ireland and large freight hubs in northern England and Scotland. This funding will go a long way to improve Ireland’s connectivity and finally make the A8 fit for purpose.”