640 applications have been received since the reopening of the Local Improvement Scheme.
However the monthly meeting of Kerry County Council heard a gulf of almost half a million (€420,000) still exists in completing the 2007 scheme.
The monthly meeting of Kerry County Council heard the 640 new applications are in addition to 140 applications currently on-hand.
These applications were received after the final closing date for the old scheme in 2006.
A team is being assembled to assess the applications and prepare a new priority list to be completed by early 2019.
The meeting heard the current scheme will need to be completed before any work commences on the new scheme.