Council To Receive Over €29.5m For Regional And Local Roads

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Funding for works from Clash Cross to Ballymullen and Quill Street to John Joe Sheehy Road has been allocated.

KERRY County Council has been granted €29,564,872 under the 2022 investment programme for regional and local roads.

This tranche of funding will be used to provide maintenance and restoration works to a number of key regional and local road networks in Kerry.

Under the programme the Dale road (R556) has been awarded €2,200,000 for specific improvements while €400,000 has been made available for the pavement and footpath widening on Quill St to John Joe Sheehy Road.

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A specific improvement grant of €500,000 will be made available for Clash Cross to Ballymullen road and €200,00o for Tralee to Fenit realignment works.

A further €1,490, 000 will be made available for the development of the Tralee Northern Relief Road.

Over €13 million will be specifically invested in the improvement and restoration of regional and local roads with a further €2 million being set aside for maintenance works.

Other projects covered by the scheme include bridge rehabilitation, climate change adaptation and safety improvement works.

An increase of 4% on last year, this year’s overall total of €597m in government funding will allow for approximately 3,100kms of roads to be maintained and 2,550kms to be strengthened across Ireland.

Welcoming the announcement, Fianna Fáil Kerry TD Minister Norma Foley said: “The upkeep of our rural and regional road network is vital for the connectivity of communities in Kerry. This funding will also provide for restoration and climate proofing of rural roads which will ensure a safe driving experience for all road users.”

Fine Gael Kerry TD Brendan Griffin said; “This is vital funding to allow works to begin on a number of road improvement and safety schemes in the county”.

The breakdown of the funding is below…


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