Kilkenny’s ‘road of death’ to get long-awaited flyover
The creation of a flyover at a Kilkenny accident blackspot which has been the scene of many an accident – some fatal – is among the road projects due to start construction in county Kilkenny next year.
Piltown residents have long been campaigning for the construction of a flyover on the N24 at the junction of the Tower Road in Piltown, which has been dubbed by some as the ‘road of death’. Since the road was opened to the public, the junction has been the scene of a large number of serious crashes, some resulting in death.
Transport Infrastructure Ireland announced the €1.75 million funding for the flyover’s construction in its programme of works for 2020.
In total, €11,426,503 has been set aside for works involving Kilkenny County Council. Apart from the N24 flyover, €920,000 is going towards the new N25 Waterford to Glenmore scheme which will join with the New Ross bypass scheduled to open in Q1 2020.
A further €1 million has been earmarked for more work on the N24 Carrick-on-Suir to Waterford Road. The realignment of the N77 from Ballyragget to the Ballynaslee is to receive €250,000 in funding.
More than €5 million has been set aside for pavement improvements on sections of the N76 Callan road from Brownstown to Callan. While the remaining money is being allocated to various maintenance projects on Kilkenny’s roads.