Almost €500,000 Allocated For Non-Public Roads In Rural Kerry

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A TOTAL of €1,187,099 has been allocated for repairs and improvement works on non-public roads in rural communities in Kerry this year, as part of the Government’s ‘Our Rural Future’ project.

Minister for Rural and Community Development, Heather Humphreys TD, announced an allocation of €10.5m nationally today, the second investment this year, as the same amount was announced in May.

Kerry received €689,930 back in the early summer and today it was announced the county would receive an additional €497,169.

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The Local Improvement Scheme (LIS) is designed to support the continued improvement of non-public roads in rural communities and improves access to rural homes and farms, as well as outdoor amenities such as our lakes, rivers, mountains and beaches.

These roads and laneways are not normally maintained by locally authorities but, nonetheless, represent a vital piece of infrastructure for rural residents.

The announcement was welcomed by Fine Gael Kerry Deputy Brendan Griffin and Minister for Education Norma Foley.

The LIS scheme was re-introduced in 2017 and over 10,000 landowners and rural residents nationwide have benefitted to date.

Roads eligible are non-public roads providing access to parcels of agricultural land, or providing access for harvesting purposes (including turf or seaweed) for two or more persons and non-public roads leading to important community amenities such as graveyards, beaches, piers, mountains, etc.

Under LIS, local authorities are responsible for identifying and prioritising roads for improvement works under the scheme, in consultation with residents/landowners. All works must be completed before the end of 2021.

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