The Letterkenny politician says the £400M allocated to the project should not have been redirected to different projects across the North.
“I am disappointed to read that the N Ireland Executive will spend the £400 million it has to fund the A5 on other projects rather than start the road and get the project under way.
“According to Sammy Wilson, the Finance Minister, he says that the money will not be spent on the A5 and now says that he will spend it on other projects in the North,” he said.
And he says that Sinn Fein have now buried the project but claiming a different story in the Dail.
“I call now on Sinn Fein to explain why they have agreed with Sammy Wilson and not insisted on the commencement of the route and get it over 50% of it completed as the design costs will be covered initially.
“Sinn Fein have now totally buried the project and shows that they are posturing as usual but are happy to tell one story in Donegal and Dublin and another in Stormont.
“The total cost of the 55-mile upgrade — which would create a key corridor route linking Dublin to the north west — was to be £850m and the £ 400 could be wisely spend at this stage on starting the road at Strabane which would hasten the Lifford – Letterkenny upgrade that is badly needed.”Tags: