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Macmillian Staff Coffee Morning

Macmillian Staff Coffee Morning

A6 Dungiven to Drumahoe Project staff were savouring the flavour in hosting their first coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support.

The staff whisked up batches of goodies along with thousands of other people across the country to raise monies to help in the fight against cancer.

Macmillan Cancer Support is a leading charity that provides specialist healthcare, information and financial support to people affected by cancer. As well as helping with the medical needs of people affected by cancer, Macmillan also looks at the social, emotional and practical impact cancer can have, and campaigns for better cancer care.

Progress Update in recent months

Progress Update in recent months

Sacyr, Wills Bros, Somague Joint Venture have been making progress across the scheme in preparation for the construction phase, with the walkover site survey and ground investigations, which forms part of the early site investigation process now complete, the project were able to progress with earthworks.

Temporary fencing has been erected in zones A and E to secure the site and protect the public, workers and livestock. Utility diversions have been carried out and accommodation works to reduce the impact of the road scheme on adjoining landowners have also commenced. In addition to this the site compound has been established and is located on the Foreglen Road, Killaloo.

Given the scale of the site construction will take place alongside some community boundaries. Planning and managing the construction work is key to minimising any impact on local communities and will ensure the safety of those communities living in close proximity to the works.

As such, there may be times when it is necessary to close, restrict access or divert roads, footpaths and cycle routes to ensure the safety of the general public during the construction works.

Similarly, there may be times when construction works temporarily increase noise and vibration in the vicinity of the works. Noise and vibration levels are subject to local authority control and will be monitored by SWS JV.

We thank you for your ongoing patience during these works and ask if you have any concerns to please contact us.

Traffic Management November News

Traffic Management November News

Altagarron and Crock Na Brock Road Closure 

The Altagarron and Crock Na Brock Road will close to all road users from the 12th November for approximately 6 months.

This traffic management is required to facilitate the excavation and replacement of material under the footprint of the existing road.  This will provide a suitable foundation to construct the side road structure S14 Altagarron Road Underbridge.

The closure will also facilitate the movement of unsuitable material including peat to allocated tip areas.

A signed diversion will be in place via the Ballyhenedin Road.  The Diversion will operate in both directions.

Temporary Traffic Management to take place across the A6 mainline

There will be temporary traffic management in the following locations from 12th November 2018 for approximately 2 weeks to facilitate Geotechnical Investigations.

  • Wide grass verge adjacent to Tirbracken junction with A6
  • A6 west bound between Burntoliet and Tamnaherin Road
  • A6 east bound 400m west of Claudy junction
  • West bound lane and verge closure for approximately 2 days between the hours of 9-30-16.00 for safety zone.


First SOD turned on the A6 Dungiven to Drumahoe Dualling Scheme

First SOD turned on the A6 Dungiven to Drumahoe Dualling Scheme

Works have officially begun on the A6 Dungiven to Drumahoe dualling scheme.

The 25.5 kilometre scheme represents an investment in the region of £220million, including land acquisition. The project will construct a high standard dual carriageway between Drumahoe and Dungiven, including a bypass of Dungiven, with roundabouts connecting the scheme to the existing road network at either end.

The scheme will be completed by a contractor consortium of Sacyr, Wills Bros and Somague.

Speaking as he joined local representatives to cut the first sod, the Department’s Northern Divisional Roads Manager David Porter said: “The A6 is a strategically important route as it connects the North West to Belfast and beyond. The existing road carries around 15,000 vehicles per day and with traffic levels continuing to grow, this very significant investment will greatly improve road safety and journey times by reducing congestion.

“The construction of this road will help to secure jobs in the construction industry, contribute to the economic development of the region and bring long term benefits to road users and local communities.”

The joint venture was identified as preferred bidder for the A6 Dungiven to Drumahoe Dualling Scheme in March 2018, with contract terms agreed in April 2018.

Work is expected to take up to four years to complete.






Picture at the event are Wills Bros Contracts Manager Michael Troughton, CEO Somague Eduardo Campos, Wills Bros Contracts Director Aidan McCaul, Sacyr Managing Director Antonio Belmonte, CEO Wills Bros Charles Wills, Somague Operations Director Antonio Teixeira, Wills Bros Public Liaison Officer Pamela Ward, Sacyr Contracts Manager Juan Rodriguez

A6 D2D First Public Exhibitions Held

A6 D2D First Public Exhibitions Held

A6 D2D First Public Exhibitions Held

SWS JV is committed to keeping local communities and road users informed and held their first public exhibitions on the 27th and 28th June 2018.

The event focused on the phasing of the works, meeting the project team and gave attendees the opportunity to ask questions regarding the project.

Representatives from SWS JV, DFI and AECOM were in attendance to provide further information.

Advance Works begin

Advance Works begin

Advance Works begin on the A6 D2D

In recent months, there have been advance works taking place along the A6 Dungiven to Drumahoe stretch of the A6. Undertaking this work in advance reduces the duration of the main construction works and helps provide best value for money.

In accordance with relevant environmental regulations, Sacyr/ Wills Bros/ Somague Joint Venture (SWS JV) are required to carry out a walkover site survey which forms part of the early site investigation process at the beginning of the project.

Ground investigations works are also being carried out to facilitate the detailed design of the project and SWS JV will complete these in the following weeks.