The Department of Transport is to give over half a million euro towards the building of a new road in mid Kerry that’ll replace part of the existing structure that collapsed into the sea last September. Kerry County Council will meet the remaining balance. Fine Gael TD Brendan Griffin is welcoming the news from the department. He says he’s looking forward to works starting without delay so that families living there can return to normality. Since last September, residents of the Cliff Road, which overlooks Rossbeigh beach, have been unable to to drive to their homes since part of the road fell into the sea. It means that residents of seventeen homes on the road have no vehicular access. They can only access their homes on foot. Kerry County Council engaged the services of engineering consultants Malachy Walsh which recommended building a new road. This would involve cutting into the cliff face above the existing road using reinforced earth techniques, all at an estimated cost of €1.1 million. The Department of Transport is to contribute half of this estimated amount, with Kerry County Council contributing the remainder.