Tag Archives: roads

10 new speed camera zones in Kerry

12 Apr

A Kerry County Councillor says the speed limits should be displayed alongside signs for speed camera zones. It comes as more stretches of road are added to the speed camera network. There are now 727 Go Safe or speed camera zones across the country. 243 zones were recently added, however, following more up to date collision date Gardai opted to remove 34 areas. 10 zones have been added in Kerry.

The new speed camera zones in Kerry:

  • R552 Aghanagran Lower to Ballyline West,
  • R551 Rahoonagh to Gortagurrane West,
  • R551 Ballymacquin Lower to Buncurrig,
  • N22 Curraglass to Drominaharee,
  • R551 Knockanush West to Clashaphuca,
  • R555 Knockaderreen to Craggane,
  • N70 Tullig Beg to Laharan,
  • N21 Ballyseedy to Ballymacthomas,
  • N70 Lacka to Claddanure East and crossing the border into Limerick,
  • N21 Ahane in Kerry to Kilkinlea Lower in Limerick.

via Radio Kerry News

Kerry’s roads budget slashed by 35%

6 Mar

Roadworks signKerry’s roads budget for 2013 has been slashed by over a third. Overall funding is down from €62.5m last year to just €40.6m for 2013, a reduction of 35%.

Just 2% of Kerry’s roads will be resurfaced, according to head of roads with Kerry County Council, Charlie O’Sullivan who said the temporary measure of pothole filling would continue.

The reduction in budget will also mean that NO seasonal workers will be hired this year.

via http://www.radiokerry.ie/news/kerrys-roads-budget-slashed-by-over-a-third/

Danny Healy-Rae says roads access more important than slug

23 Jun

Delays to construction of a roads project into Kerry due to environmental concerns are unacceptable according to Cllr Danny Healy-Rae. The work on the long awaited Macroom to Ballyvourney relief road, is being held up due to the rare spotted slug, a species found only in South Kerry, West Cork and the northern tip of the Iberian Peninsula.

A judicial review is being carried out because of environmental concerns that roadworks might negatively affect the snail. Cllr Healy-Rae said people’s ability to access the county is more important than the protection of a snail.

See also “Snail blamed for delays to Cork-Kerry road plan” for further info

Castleisland Bypass to open two months ahead of schedule

15 Oct

The Castleisland Bypass is set to open two months ahead of schedule. The 5.5km road bypasses Castleisland to the west of the town and links the N23 Killarney Road at Clashganniv to the N21 Limerick Road at Dooneen, via the N21 Tralee Road at Knockannagore.

Construction on the 34 million euro project began in May 2009, and was due to finish in December 2010. But good weather and a strong push by contractors mean the Defence Minister Tony Killeen will officially open the road to traffic on Friday October 22nd.

The Castleisland Bypass is projected to divert 70 percent of all traffic from the town centre. Kerry County Councillor Bobby O’Connell, who is a Castleisland native, says the bypass will not only be a boost for the town but the county as a whole.

Tralee Bypass to start next year

13 Mar

Construction work on the Tralee Bypass is due to begin next year. That’s according to correspondence between the Transport Minister and Kerry North Fianna Fáil TD Tom McEllistrim. Kerry County Council was recently given notice to enter into negotiations with landowners – and commit to buy the land needed for the project. The council says it hasn’t yet been given the go ahead to go to tender or construction of the road.

Castleisland Bypass Updates

12 Feb

The following is a post from tech2 on the Kerry forum on boards.ie:

I had a look at the scheme today on a lovely wednesday evening. The scheme is mixed with progress. The first photo is of the N21 approaching Castleisland with the T21 signage for the Bypass:

The roundabout u/c for the N21 Tralee road. This is not fully operational yet as there is only one exit available. The N23 roundabout is fully operational with the 2 exits(including Bam site office).

Heres the mainline of the new N21 approaching the current N21 (Limerick road) climbing lane at Doneen. You can see the underbridge for the golf link road in the background.

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Work begins on Castleisland Bypass

12 May

Initial site work has begun on the Castleisland Bypass. The long awaited project is the only bypass in the country to go ahead this year and is estimated to cost 27 million euro. Preliminary site investigations are taking place and site offices are being set up, since last week. Work is officially set to begin in the coming weeks

Just in time for the election!