13th December 2017
Road network in Kerry to become safer- Griffin
THE road network in county Kerry will be improved thanks to a national investment of €136m for road safety schemes.
Minister of State for Tourism and Sport, Brendan Griffin said this week’s announcement was further proof of the Government’s commitment to improving transport links.
Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) said the N70 Kilderry bends road safety scheme in Kerry was included in the approved road safety schemes after work from Minister Griffin helped secure the funding in the Budget 2018.
“I’m delighted that this much needed finance could be secured. Constant work is needed on our transport links and a clear sign of a prosperous economy is a very busy road network.
“The N70 Milltown to Killorglin road is a vital link for commuters and all using in their daily business, I am pleased that works will begin in 2018”
“We in Fine Gael will continue to make every effort to ensure that all our roads are kept to the safest possible standard. Everyone must continue to exercise due care when using the road network and the Government is committed to assisting with this,” Minister Griffin said.
Michael Nolan CEO TII said: “Today’s approval for funding by the Board allows TII to work with our local authority partners in delivering projects that will improve road user safety across our national road network. It is also another important step forward in the National Road Safety Strategy.”
The Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross said; “I committed to providing funding for road safety programmes and I am very happy to be able to confirm today that a significant number of safety schemes across country are going ahead next year.
“Although road traffic collisions occur for a variety of reasons, the condition of our roads is an important factor in preventing crashes and saving lives.
“I would like to stress that I am dedicated to improving road safety for all of our citizens in whatever way possible, whether through legislation, education or road maintenance and therefore I am delighted to see TII making this funding commitment to safety improvements across the country.”
For Further information please contact Brendan on 087-6528841