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Public to have their say on major road plans

Plans for the proposed development on the Killarney-Killorglin road

A DESIGN for a major road improvement scheme on the N72 route between Killarney and Killorglin has been published in advance of a public webinar on the matter planned for Friday next.

The Killorglin-Anglont scheme will focus on an important strategic access route between the two towns 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.

The project comprises the rehabilitation and upgrading of the existing road surface and the provision of a new three-metre wide shared cycle and pedestrian facility on the north side of the road.

The proposals, which are being developed in conjunction with Transport Infrastructure Ireland, will improve safety for road users by upgrading both the road surface and sightlines and will promote active travel by encouraging a shift to greater use of sustainable modes of transport such as walking and cycling.

Members of the public are invited to register for the online presentation, at 4.00pm on February 19, during which details of the 2.6km scheme will be outlined by the project team.

The preferred route option will be outlined during the webinar and those wishing to participate must register in advance via 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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