Video: Stunning footage of new Magherafelt bypass construction

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A stunning video of the construction of the new Magherafelt bypass has attracted thousands of views online.

Contractors BAM/McCann have already made significant progress on the long-awaited bypass, which is expected to be completed by late 2016.

The new six kilometre carriageway will entail the construction of a single carriageway (with sections of two plus one lane carriageway) through a green field site between the A31 Moneymore Road just south of Magherafelt to the A6 Castledawson roundabout.

Almost 8,000 people have viewed the Youtube video in the few days since it was uploaded.

Speaking earlier this year, the Roads Minister Danny Kennedy said it is anticipated that the new road will carry around 14,000 vehicles per day and thereby reduce traffic volumes in the town centre road network by around 30%.