€25m Announced For Kerry National Roads In 2020

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Minister Brendan Griffin.

KERRY’S national roads are to receive over €25 million of a cash injection in 2020, an increase of over six million on 2019.

The announcement was made today by Kerry Fine Gael TD and Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin.

Minister Griffin said that the funding is just the first tranche of Kerry roads funding for 2020, with further funding rounds to come in respect of Kerry County Council roads and Local Improvement Scheme roads.

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Amongst the stand out investments for Kerry’s national roads are:

• €6.5 million for the Listowel Bypass

• €1.4 million for continued upgrade of N86 Tralee to Dingle and a further €2 million for sections of the N86 at Lispole and Ballynasare

• €2 million for the main Ring of Kerry road at Brackahragh, Caherdaniel

• €2.5 million for Kenmare to Moll’s Gap

• Over €1.1 million for the N69 in Listowel for Upper Church Street and Main Street to Kerry Foods

• €500,000 for design of the new Killarney to Farranfore Bypass and

• €1.35 million for the N72 Rathmore to Forge Cross.

Minister Griffin said that the funding increase announced today is very positive news for the people of Kerry.

“This funding will add to the significant progress that has been made on Kerry’s road network in recent years. I am working very hard within the Department of Transport to help ensure that vital projects in Kerry receive funding. There will be further funding announced in the new year.

“Today’s funding announcement represents a six million euro increase on the 2019 amount and an eight million increase on the 2018 figure. A further €40 million will be spent building the new Kerry to Cork N22 this coming year also, which will be a massive boost to Kerry.”

One Comment

  1. George Brophy says:

    What has happened to the funding for the R556 Abbeydorney to Ballinclogher ( Rathsannell ) Road which has been closed from the 8July 2019 and nothing done it is shameful how Kerry County Council is treating the people of North Kerry.