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Chair attends A29 Cookstown Bypass Consultation Event

Chair of the Council, Councillor Dominic Molloy; Chief Executive, Adrian McCreesh, local Councillors; members of the Mid South West Growth Deal Governance Steering group; Keith Buchanan MLA and Francie Molloy MP visited a public information event held by the Department for Infrastructure at the Burnavon, Cookstown on Tuesday (16th April) to view details of the A29 Cookstown Bypass Scheme, the work completed to date and the next steps in progressing the scheme.

The Bypass, which is listed in the planned Mid South West Growth Deal, will help to relieve traffic congestion within Cookstown town centre, reduce journey travel times along the A29 link corridor, improve road safety and enhance the town centre environment.  The decongestion benefits of the scheme will also provide significant opportunities for the enhancement and reshaping of Cookstown town centre to promote sustainable travel choices.

Minister for Infrastructure, John O’Dowd said: “I welcome the positive engagement from the local community and elected representatives during the public information event for the Cookstown Bypass Scheme and would encourage anyone with an interest in the scheme to respond to the ongoing public consultation.  I will continue to work closely with Mid South West Region partners to progress the scheme in line with my statutory obligations.” 

Chair of Mid Ulster District Council, Councillor Dominic Molloy welcomed the start of the consultation period, saying,

“While we know that this is only the start of a journey, it is pleasing to see progress being made on this much needed scheme, which the Council has been advocating for over a number of years. The scheme is pivotal to the region’s economic growth and will have significant benefits for our local residents who live, work and shop in Cookstown town centre.” 

A 360 virtual consultation room is now available on the DfI’s website at until the consultation closes on 29 May 2024. 

This virtual exhibition compliments yesterday's in-person exhibition and brings the project to life through exhibition stands, maps and a video. You can give your feedback by completing the online feedback postcard or contacting DfI directly using the contact information provided on the portal.