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Plans for new bypass road to be unveiled

As well as reducing travel times on the N70 road, the new 1.6km bypass will ease traffic flow through Milltown

PLANS for a bypass of Kerry’s fastest growing town will be made public on Friday,  February 5.

Kerry County Council has developed the preferred route for the N70 Milltown Bypass and the public has been invited to register for a webinar duringwhich full details of the route of the new road will be outlined by the project team.

The preferred route for the €7 million bypass, to the west of the mid-Kerry town, which has been developed in partnership with Transport Infrastructure Ireland, follows a period of public consultation on an initial 10 route options, first published in 2018.

The road is an important strategic access route between Tralee and Killorglin and it has been identified in submissions to the National Development Plan by Kerry County Council as critical to the development of the Kerry Hub Knowledge Triangle and the improvement of local infrastructure.

As well as reducing travel times on the N70 road, the new 1.6km bypass will ease traffic flow through Milltown which, over the past decade, has been the fastest growing town in Kerry.

It will also support the development of sustainable travel modes within the town and the proposed new road will also incorporate walking and cycling facilities.

The preferred route option will be outlined during the webinar which will take place on Friday, February 5 at 2.00pm.

Those wishing to participate must register in advance on the Kerry County Council website, www.kerrycoco.ie so they can be provided with a link to view the presentation. Questions or comments can also be submitted ahead of the webinar.

While the presentation is taking place online, due to limitations on public consultation because of the current Covid-19 Level 5 restrictions, the project team based in the Kerry National Roads Office is keen to engage with people during the development of the scheme. The project team can also be contacted by telephone at 066-7142444 and on [email protected].

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