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Park and Ride extension at Castledawson announced

News   •   Nov 29, 2016 11:28 GMT

The start of construction on an extension to the Park and Ride/Share facility at Castledawson Roundabout has been announced by Northern Ireland Infrastructure Minister, Chris Hazzard.

The £350,000 extension will see the addition of 192 spaces, including ten disabled spaces. There are currently 78 spaces at the facility.

For those wishing to share transport or take public transport, the scheme will give more spaces for safe and convenient parking.

A regular bus service operating along the main A6 between Belfast and the North West will provide commuters with an alternative to using the private car for their onward journey.

Minister Chris Hazzard said: “The existing Park & Ride at Castledawson has proven very popular with occupancy rates at capacity in recent months. The increased popularity of Park & Ride and Park & Share represents a major and welcome shift in many peoples’ travel behaviour.

“This scheme is a reflection of my Department’s commitment to promote more sustainable travel and in conjunction with Translink, we will continue to improve the availability of Park & Ride and Park & Share facilities across the north of Ireland.”

The project is being undertaken by contractors FP McCann and is expected to be completed by April next year.

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