A KERRY TD has described the omission of the Killarney to Farranfore N22 proposed road development from the Government’s recently announced €42bn investment plan, as a severe blow for the county.
Kerry South Independent TD, Tom Fleming, has described the decision as a massive setback to the infrastructural needs of the county.
Deputy Fleming said that this road is a transport hub and the preliminary preparations for the plan and design of the new road has being ongoing for the past 15 years at an approximate cost of €1.5 million. These monies have been expended by Kerry County Council and the National Roads Authority.
Deputy Fleming has drawn attention to this matter to the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe T.D at a meeting of the Dail Committee of Transport and Communications on Wednesday and called on the Minister to have the road included in a revised plan.
Minister Donohoe stated that he would bring the request back to cabinet for reconsideration.
Deputy Fleming has stated that is is hugely disappointing that such a vital project for County Kerry is excluded from the Infrastructure and Capital Investment Plan 2016-2021 but that he will press ahead to have it included in a revised package.