With the Winter weather still in sight the scheme continues to make progress in the planning and construction of the A6 D2D Scheme. Over the course of the last few weeks we have been focusing on operations such as fencing to close site boundaries in the following areas:
- Between Tamnaherin and Gortilea
- Between Ballyhaedin and Munreery
- Feeny Road to Dungiven
- Claudy towards Burntollet
Site clearance apart from an area in Brackfield and Burntollet has been completed throughout the scheme to make way for the construction works.
Several permanent and temporary diversions for various utilities have been designed and are being constructed on site to facilitate the earthworks operations. Further diversions are currently being designed with each utility company and are programmed for construction within the coming months.
Earthwork activities have increased, with cut and fill operations ongoing at Drumahoe, Foreglen, Munreery and Derrychrier in preparation for the following structures:
- S10 – Landowner underpass
- S11 – Gortilea overbridge
- S12 – Ballyhanedin overbridge
- S14 – Altagarron underbridge
S10 underpass excavation
Temporary bridges over the Owenbeg and Owenrigh Rivers are in the process of being installed and should be operational by end of March.
Owenrigh temporary bridge piling operations
Other works such as the construction of the culverts at Drumahoe Park and Ride has now been completed and culvert works are continuing at Altagarron Road.
Installation of culvert at Altagarron
Further works are underway across the scheme, with the construction of access tracks between Killunaght and Ovil Hill and Feeny towards Dungiven and Munreery progressing.
In addition, environmental works are ongoing with continual mitigation measures being installed and maintained for watercourses and environmentally sensitive species.
Noise level monitoring is taking place throughout the scheme to minimise disruption and inconvenience to residents, businesses and wider local community.