Kerry TD and Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin, has tthis week confirmed to Fine Gael County Councillor for Listowel Municipal District, Councillor Mikey Kennelly, that €1.65 million is to be made available to Kerry County Council (KCC) by Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) for the resurfacing of 4 kilometres of the N69 Listowel to Tralee Road at Mountcoal. This money is in addition to the €19 million announced before Christmas by Minister Griffin for national roads in Kerry in 2019.
Minister Griffin and Councillor Kennelly are welcoming the funding as very positive news for North Kerry. They said that the stretch of road in question is one of the worst stretches of national road in Kerry and is the main artery linking North Kerry with Tralee and the rest of the county. They said that they will be following up with Kerry County Council to help ensure that works will progress as soon as possible.
The tender documents for the scheme are nearing completion and Kerry County Council is targeting to go to tender in February.
Further information from Brendan on 085 889 2939 or Mikey on 086 807 7359