Statement by Brendan Griffin TD (FG) Kerry
Friday, 08 November 2013.
KERRY Fine Gael TD, Brendan Griffin, has received confirmation from Kerry County Council and the National Roads Authority (NRA) that works to make safe the road surface at Heffernan’s Bends on the N70 Castlemaine to Milltown Road will begin next Thursday.
Deputy Griffin has been campaigning for safety at the bends to be addressed, as over thirty accidents have taken place there in recent years. In July, he brought Minister Leo Vardakar out on site at the bends and following that visit, the NRA and Kerry County Council carried out surface testing and realignment design and put funding in place for resurfacing works.
Deputy Griffin has been assured that further realignment works will be carried out in the medium term.