Wednesday, 3rd December 2014
Funding for N86 Tralee to Dingle road will improve commuting, industry and safety – Griffin
Fine Gael TD for Kerry and Member of the Oireachtas Transport Committee, Brendan Griffin, has welcomed the announcement today (Wednesday) by the Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Paschal Donohoe TD, that funding has been allocated for improvements to the N86 Tralee to Dingle road. This is part of a €60 million national funding package for minor works announced by Minister Donohoe.
“I’m delighted that funding has been approved for important works on the Dingle to Tralee road. The section east of Annascaul has already been upgraded and this funding should result in shorter journey times for other sections of the N86.
“The existing N86 road from Lispole Village to Ballynasare Lower and from Mountoven to Camp is deficient and there are also a number of junctions along the scheme which are substandard in terms visibility. There have been many collisions on this stretch of road over the years, it is a slow and dangerous road that is greatly in need of attention.
“The proposed improvements will significantly improve safety for all road users. These works will improve driving conditions for motorists, accessibility for local communities and boost economic activity.
“I have made representations to Minister Donohoe on this issue on a number of occasions. He is acutely aware of the importance of the new road for the Dingle Peninsula and I would like to commend him for providing this funding to the Dingle Peninsula where it is greatly needed.”