Northern Ireland's roads continue to improve, as a new six mile stretch of the M1 motorway is opened.

The new section of the motorway has in fact opened four months ahead of schedule, and if this rate of work continues the Department of Development is confident that the target of one hundred miles of motorway will be achieved by the early 1970s.  

Northern Ireland's Minister for Development William Craig believes that investment in transport infrastructure will most definitely provide an economic return,  

We are looking at our motorways as arteries of development, opening up the whole of Northern Ireland for development.

Ultimately two hundred miles of motorway is envisaged, which will include a section to the border with the Republic of Ireland. 

An RTÉ News report broadcast on 28 February 1966. The reporter is Cecil Deeney.