17 million euro for non national roads in the county

Kerry County Council has received in excess of 17 million euro for non national roads in the county. Part of the funding allocated will go toward the up grading local road black spots around the county. Not surprisingly Tralee Town Council has received over three quarters of a million euro, the largest allocation in the county under the non national road grant allocations for this year.Killarney was given just over a quarter of a million euro for their local roads. The town has also received a 5% increase in funding from last year. Listowel has been allocated in excess of 170,000 euro. Kerry County Council is to spend the largest amount of their allocation on the restoration of local roads.The Conor Pass road is to receive a substantial amount of funding totaling 400,000 euro under the grant scheme. The 17 million euro will go toward footpath repairs, local roads maintenance, traffic management schemes and the facilitation of roads for housing development in the county The Minister of the Environment Martin Cullen has in the past criticised local authorities for not doing enough to improve road safety. The announcement of this mornings funding is welcome news following the recent carnage on the county`s roads.