Funding Announced For Roads In And Around Tralee

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Minister Brendan Griffin.

FUNDING of over €1.5m has been announced for two road projects near Tralee.

It comes as the Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin, announced funding of over €22m from the Department to go towards works on Kerry’s Regional and Local roads in 2019.

Included in the funding is €800,000 for Tralee Northern Relief Road to link Tralee By-pass with Bracker O’Regan Road and €750,000 for the Tralee to Fenit realignment Phase 1.

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Also, in the Bridge Rehabilitation Works on Regional and Local Roads section, €72,000 has been given for Dromcunnig near Abbeydorney.

€150,000 is given for Safety Improvement Works on the R874 which runs through Tralee, €25,000 for the road from Spa village to Blackpool Cross, €60,000 for Abbeydorney Village cross and €30,000 for Ballyfinnane Cross.

The funding is part of an overall increase in Kerry Regional and Local Roads funding for 2019 of 19% on the initial 2018 allocation and a huge 48% on the initial 2017 funding.

This funding comes on top of the nearly €20m announced by Minister Griffin for Kerry National Roads for 2019.

Minister Griffin said: “This is really positive news for Kerry. Over the past two years we have seen a massive increase in roads funding for the county.”

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