Work on first phase of Tralee – Dingle road improvement scheme to start in July

N86Kerry County Council has today published the tender notice for the construction of the N86 Lispole to Ballynasare Lower and Ballygarret to Camp Road Improvement Scheme. The scheme, approximately 4km in length on the main Tralee-Dingle road, is the first phase of the construction of the N86 Dingle to Annascaul and Gortbreagoge to Camp Road Improvement Scheme. The road project – on the main artery into and out of the Dingle Peninsula – was approved by An Bord Pleanála in November 2014, but was delayed due to a legal challenge by An Taisce. Following the conclusion of High Court proceedings last December, Transport Infrastructure Ireland announced funding of €4 million to facilitate land acquisition and construction of the scheme. It is expected construction of the Lispole to Baile na Saoir Lower and Ballygarret to Camp scheme will begin this July – taking approximately 18 months to complete. The scheme includes a cycleway/pedestrian facility and will be consistent with the recently improved section on the N86 between Annascaul and Gortbreagoge. It is expected, subject to availability of funding, construction of the remainder of this scheme will be progressed in a number of phases over the coming years.