April 12, 2021

‘A fantastic investment’ – neighbouring Kilkenny parishes get green light for €1m road works

Kilkenny County Council has given the green light for almost €1 million to fund new road works in the Bennettsbridge and Danesfort areas.

The council has allocated €505,500 in funding for projects in Bennetsbridge and the wider Tullaherin parish as part of the municipal roads budget for 2021.

It also allocated a further €459,000 for roads works in the Danesfort parish this year.

Bennettsbridge-based councillor Patrick O’Neill, who has pushed for the works at council level, described the funding as a “fantastic investment” in both areas.

Cllr O’Neill told KilkennyNow.ie: “Many of these projects have been in the pipeline for a number of years and others are continuations of projects that have been started in previous years. It is a fantastic investment boost and I want to thank all those that have raised these issues over the years and worked with me in bringing them forward to the local area roads department that we are now seeing the benefit of.”

The Fine Gael local General Election candidate added: “It’s fantastic to see a broad range of projects being covered from road resurfacing, drainage, footpaths and signage. We are making good progress on the footpath network in the village [Bennettsbridge] over the last number of years in order to improve mobility and make it safer for all users.

“The safety scheme in Burnchurch is most welcome as it has been an ongoing issue for residents and parents in the locality for many years. This will be the first of many improvements made to the area in the coming years.”

Funding for road projects in Bennettsbridge:

Danesfort Road: €180,000
Baronsland: €100,000
Castlegardens: €76,000
Kilarney Straight (Baronsland end): €52,000
Station Road: €39,000
Woodlawn Footpaths, Phase 3: €20,000
Marian Place Footpaths, Phase 2: €20,000
Speed Ramps, Gowran Hill/Norewood: €6,000
Factory Lane: €5,000
Drainage Kilarney straight: €5,000
Village signage: €2,500

Funding for road projects in Danesfort:

Danesfort Road to Bennettsbridge: €180,000
Grovine West: €112,000
Burnchurch towards Limetree: €63,000
Church Hill, Cuffesgrange: €59,000
Burchchurch Low Cost Safety Scheme: €25,000
Sevenhouses Cross Low Cost Safety Scheme: €20,000



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