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Sacyr commences the construction of the A6 road in Northern Ireland

Sacyr has begun the construction of the A6 motorway, which will link Dungiven and Drumahoe in Northern Ireland.

Primera visita a la obra de la A-6 en Irlanda del Norte
Primera visita a la obra de la A-6 en Irlanda del Norte

The commencement of works was celebrated with an event attended by representatives from the local authorities and the construction consortium comprising Sacyr and Wills Bros. Those attending on behalf of Sacyr included managers Antonio Belmonte (Sacyr Engineering and Infrastructure) and Eduardo Campos (Sacyr Somague) Sacyr group will head up the construction consortium, with a 60% share, while the Irish company, Wills Bros, has the remaining 40%.

Design and construction

This contract, awarded by the Northern Ireland Government’s Department for Infrastructure, includes the design and construction of the 25.5-kilometre road. It will form part of the North West Transport Corridor, connecting the metropolitan area of Belfast with the North West of the country. The cost of the building work is £143 million (almost €161 million).

The project includes four new junctions, three roundabouts and 21 other structures. The work is expected to take four years, followed by a maintenance period of 52 weeks.