Kilkenny roads given €6.3m upgrade
KILKENNY has been given a €6.3 million roads upgrade.
The funding will be used for improvements to sections of the N24 west of Mooncoin, and a safety scheme at the Tower Road, Piltown, close to a notorious accident blackspot.
Funds have also been allocated for the N25 outside Glenmore, which will connect the New Ross bypass (pictured above under construction) due to open later this year.
The N76 Callan road will see further improvements, with approximately €2.7 million allocated for pavement improvements on sections from Brownstown to Callan.
A number of minor road projects have also received funding, including the N24 Tower Road safety scheme which will include a flyover and the realignment of the N77 from Ballyragget village to the Ballynaslee improvement scheme.
Cathaoirleach of Kilkenny County Council, Cllr Eamonn Aylward, welcomed the funding, which was announced as part of the 2019 programme of works from Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII).
He said Kilkenny County Council “will continue to work with Transport Infrastructure Ireland to ensure that the projects can be delivered for the county”.