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Newry bypass officially opens five months ahead of time


South Down District Journalist, Francis Gorman, reports on the official opening of the new Newry bypass.

Journey times on the road between Belfast and Dublin have got a lot quicker with the opening of a new Newry bypass.

Its completion means a continuous dual carriageway or motorway all the way between Hillsborough and Dublin.

The twelve kilometre stretch of the A1 between Beech Hill and Cloghogue was built five months ahead of schedule.

Our South Down District Journalist Francis Gorman was there when the traffic started to flow.


BBC Newsline talks to construction worker, Derek McConville, about what working on the Newry bypass has meant for him.

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