Nearly €30m Allocated For Roads In Kerry

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The Dale Road.

IT has been announced that €29,546,648 has been granted to Kerry Co Council under the 2021 investment programme for regional and local roads.

Under the programme, the Tralee Northern Relief Road will receive €1,500,000 in direct funding while the Dale road (R556) has been awarded €2,500,000 for specific improvements.

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

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In total €555m in Government funding will allow approximately 3,100kms of roads to be maintained and 2,450kms to be strengthened across Ireland.

Minister for Education Norma Foley TD and Fine Gael Kerry TD Brendan Griffin have welcomed the announcement.

In total 18 road projects in Kerry will benefit from the €29,546,648 investment which will supplement local authorities’ own resources expenditure.

Other projects covered by the scheme include bridge rehabilitation, drainage works and a   signage programme relating to lower speed limits in housing areas.

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