Infrastructure Minister announces £350,000 extension to Park and Ride facility at Castledawson Roundabout

Date published: 28 November 2016

Infrastructure Minister, Chris Hazzard, today announced the commencement of construction on Monday 28 November of an extension to the Park and Ride/Share facility at Castledawson Roundabout.

DfI Minister Chris hazzard

This extension will add 192 spaces, including 10 disabled spaces, to the 78 spaces that currently exist.

The proposed scheme will provide additional capacity for safe and convenient parking for those wishing to share transport or take public transport. The car park will be served by a regular bus service operating along the main A6 between Belfast and the North West and this offers commuters an attractive alternative to using the private car for their onward journey. 

Minister Chris Hazzard said:

“The existing Park and Ride at Castledawson has proven very popular with occupancy rates at capacity in recent months. The increased popularity of Park and Ride and Park and 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 and Ride and Park and Share facilities across the north of Ireland.”

The work, valued at almost £350,000, is being undertaken by contractors  FP McCann and is expected to be completed by April 2017.

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