Still no decision on preferred road route

The new road will run from Farranfore to Killarney

Despite assurances that the information would be made available last year, no decision has yet been taken on the preferred route for the new Farranfore-Killarney bypass, it has been confirmed.

In a letter to Kerry County Council, Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) said the options selection peer review process for the N22 is still ongoing and the preferred route corridor cannot be finalised and published until that process is completed.

Cllr Maura Healy-Rae

The letter was in response to a notice of motion from Cllr Maura Healy-Rae who asked council officials to write to TII and Department of Transport officials to encourage them to publish the information without delay.

There are concerns that landowners along the possible routes can’t develop their land or make proper plans because they don’t know if the new road will pass through their property.

Already the subject of extensive public consultation, the preferred corridor for the long-promised new 27km route on the N22 Killarney-Farranfore road was initially expected to be revealed last August or September at which time further public feedback would have been invited. Your quality local news service. Call 087-2229761 to advertise