Project Overview


Department for Infrastructure NI



Construction Period

38 Months



Project Overview

Joint Venture of Sacyr, Wills Bros Ltd and Somague  have been awarded the contract and are responsible for the design and construction of the project roads.

This major flagship infrastructure project will provide 25.5km of new dual lane carriageway between Dungiven and Drumahoe, including a bypass of Dungiven, with roundabouts connecting the scheme to the existing road network at either end.

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.

Key Numbers

  • Improve the North Western Key Transport Corridor as identified in the Regional Development Strategy 2035
  • Reduce journey times and improve journey time reliability
  • Improve the environment of Dungiven by providing a bypass for strategic traffic and improve overall road safety
  • Improvement of the A6 Trunk Road from single carriageway to dual two lane carriageway
  • Four new compact grade separated junctions at the B118 Tamnaherin Road, the U1175 Gulf Road, the B69 Baranailt Road and the B74 Feeny Road
  • 22 Structures
  • New left in-left out arrangement at Ardmore junction
  • Three new roundabouts:
    • On the A6, connecting the existing single carriageway road to the new dual two lane carriageway, east of Dungiven
    • At the new compact grade separated junction at the B118 Tamnaherin Road
    • On the new A6, connecting the existing C507 Tirbracken Road to the new dual two lane carriageway, north of Drumahoe
  • 360 hectares of site clearance
  • Total Excavation – 3,5000,000m3 comprising:
    • Acceptable Fill – 1,300,000m3
    • Topsoil – 430,000m3
    • Peat – 500,000m3
    • Unacceptable Material – 520,000m3
    • Rock – 750,000m3
  •  Total Filing – 2,250,000m3
  • 200,000m of Vertical Drainage/Wick Drains
  • Placement of 115,000m3 of Type1 sub-base