€3.8m Allocated For Upgrade Of Dingle Road

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Funding has been allocated for work on the N86 road.

FUNDING of €3.8 million has been allocated for the upgrade of the N86 Dingle to Annascaul and Gortbreagoge to Camp Road sections of the N86, which will include a cycleway, road widening and improved pedestrian facilities.

The N86 Dingle to Annascaul and Gortbreagoge to Camp Road Improvement Scheme comprises of two sections; Dingle to Annascaul which is 16.5km in length and Gortbreagoge to Camp which is 11.5km.

The scheme includes a total of 24.1km of on-line widening, 2.3km of off-line widening and 1.6km of pavement improvement through the villages of Lispole, Annascaul and Camp. The road development comprises the improvement of the existing road, with 3.0m wide carriageway and 0.5m wide hard strip in each direction. It will also include a pedestrian/cycle facility on one or both sides.

The funding has been welcomed by Deputy Arthur J Spring and Minister Jimmy Deenihan.

“The works on the N86 will increase safety on this highly travelled road and add to regional connectivity,” said Deputy Spring. “Given the importance of tourism to many livelihoods in West Kerry and the anticipated increase in visitors to the Dingle Peninsula based on current trends, the N86 upgrade will be warmly welcomed by the people of Kerry.”


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