Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Draft Statutory Orders for A29 Cookstown Bypass Scheme published

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The Department for Infrastructure has today published for consultation the draft Statutory Orders for the proposed A29 Cookstown Bypass scheme.


Last month Minister for Infrastructure John O’Dowd outlined his commitment to progressing this significant scheme when he signed off on the publication of the draft Statutory Orders and the Environmental Impact Assessment Report.  He also announced that a public information event would be organised to keep the local community informed about progress with the scheme. 

From 10.00 am to 10.00 pm on Tuesday 16 April anyone with an interest in the scheme can come along to The Burnavon in Cookstown where they will have the opportunity to meet with Departmental staff and the engineering consultants.  They can provide detail on work to date and the next steps in progressing the scheme. 

The EIAR and draft Statutory Orders are available on the Department’s website at:  www.infrastructure-ni.gov.uk/articles/a29-cookstown-bypass-overview

The consultation period closes on Wednesday 29 May 2024.

The information and presentations on display at the Public Information Event will also be available to view online through a virtual room on the Department’s website from 16 April.

 

Notes to editors: 

  1. Further information on the Cookstown Bypass scheme is available on the Department’s website at:  A29 Cookstown Bypass – overview | Department for Infrastructure (infrastructure-ni.gov.uk)
  2. The timescales for progressing to procurement and construction will depend upon a number of factors including the need for a public inquiry.  
  3. Delivery of the new road is estimated to be £70m and will be dependent on the successful completion of the statutory processes and the future budget availability.
  4. All media queries should be directed to the Department for Infrastructure Press Office at: press.office@infrastructure-ni.gov.uk
  5. Follow us on X formerly Twitter at @deptinfra and on Facebook @DepartmentforInfrastructure and on LinkedIn at DfILinkedIn.
  6. The Executive Information Service operates an out of hours service for media enquiries only between 1800hrs and 0800hrs Monday to Friday and at weekends and public holidays. The duty press officer can be contacted on 028 9037 8110.

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