February 16, 2021 / Last updated : February 16, 2021 Brendan News €29,546,648 for maintenance and renewal of road network in Kerry – Griffin Some €29,546,648 has been allocated for the maintenance and renewal of the road network in Kerry, Deputy Government Chief Whip Brendan Griffin TD has said. Deputy Griffin said: “This funding will cover routine maintenance to safeguard our infrastructure, ensure that our roads are resilient against the deteriorating effects of climate change and also contains provisions for walking and cycling infrastructure and safety schemes. Kerry County Council Restoration Improvement €12,166,500 Restoration Maintenance €2,036,000 Supplementary Restoration Maintenance €1,454,000 Discretionary Grant €3,960,000 Bridge Rehabilitation €580,000 Specific Imp. Grants €3,180,000 Strategic Regional and Local Roads €1,500,000 Speed Limits €9,250 Safety Improvement Works €470,000 €44,400 Cycle Signs Training Grant €105,000 Drainage Works €952,829 PSCI: Survey Support €34,000 Active Travel €1,571,767 Climate Adaption €343,502 Former National Roads €274,400 Improvement Scheme €865,000 Total Allocation €29,546,648 Further details attached Deputy Griffin continued: “Maintaining our regional and local road network in Kerry is not only important for connectivity, but crucial to ensuring safety on our roads, reducing road collisions and protecting lives. “Funding for the roll out of a signage programme relating to lower speed limits in housing areas as well as ‘safe passing’ signs for cyclists will also be provided for as part of today’s allocations. “Routine maintenance works are fundamental to safeguarding our road infrastructure and keeping the network in a good condition “All strategic road improvement investment schemes will include provisions for walking and cycling infrastructure to take account of the needs of all road users, including cyclists and pedestrians. “I commend my colleagues Minister Eamon Ryan and Minister of State Hildegarde Naughton for this critically important investment. I know it will make a huge difference to our road network in Kerry .” ENDS Note to Editor: These grants supplement local authorities’ own resources expenditure on regional and local road projects and do not represent the total investment in regional and local roads for this year.