Department of Finance gives green light to Castleisland Bypass

20 Mar

The Department of Finance has given the green light to the Castleisland Bypass. The National Roads Authority has received approval from the Department of Finance to proceed with the tender process. The project was allocated €10m in the 2009 National Roads Programme, the only new national road project to go to construction in 2009 under the funding allocation.

At Kerry County Council’s March meeting, Director of Roads, Transportation and Safety, Charlie O’Sullivan, explained that the Council had received tenders, prepared a report and sent it to the NRA for approval. However, as a result of a directive issued by the Department of Finance, Local Authorities have been instructed not to enter into new contractual commitments without prior approval from the Department.

As a result, the project had to receive the green light from the Department before it could proceed to the next stage, which will see a contractor appointed.


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