Kerry County Council To Get €4m For Storm Damaged Roads

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Flood 1AN allocation of €4 million will be given to Kerry County Council to urgently address damaged regional and local roads following recent winter storms.

The Government funding will be provided immediately to the council to begin the repairs.

“I welcome the funding for Kerry roads after a particularly severe winter period which has badly damaged roads across the county,” said Labour Deputy Arthur Spring, reacting to the news.

“I would urge Kerry County Council to begin works immediately as roads have been left in a left state following the unprecedented number of severe storm and heavy rainfall in recent months” Deputy Spring added.

Nationally an allocation of €8 million is being provided to Transport Infrastructure Ireland for works on national roads and a further €8 million is being allocated to Irish Rail for repairs to rail infrastructure which will also be of benefit to the county.

The Department of Transport will provide funding of €106 million nationally this year to address storm and flooding damage that was caused to transport infrastructure in recent months.

€85 million will be allocated to local authorities immediately with the remainder to be allocated in May 2016.

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