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A vital part of the infrastructure of the Ring of Kerry looks set to be overhauled to benefit motorists.


The Caragh Bridge between Glenbeigh and Killorglin can only facilitate one-way traffic, but Kerry County Council is to carry out a feasibility study on developing the bridge to carry two lanes of traffic.

This issue was raised at the recent meeting of Kerry County Council by South and West Kerry Municipal District Sinn Féin Councillor Damien Quigg.

He called on the council, in conjunction with Transport Infrastructure Ireland, to carry out works to widen Caragh Bridge, which is a give-way bridge, only allowing one lane of traffic to pass at a time.

Kerry County Council says preliminary discussions have taken place with Transport Infrastructure Ireland, and they’re currently procuring consultants to examine the feasibility of widening the bridge.

The outcome of the study will be known in the first quarter of 2017, and the council will then seek funding for the works identified.