Councillor says it’s disgraceful progress is still to be made to improve Listry Bridge

Cllr Brendan Cronin (Non-Party) Killarney area Kerry County Council Photo By Domnick Walsh © Eye Focus LTD Tralee Co Kerry Ireland Mobile Phone : 00 353 87 26 72 033 Land Line : 00 353 66 71 22 981 E/Mail : [email protected] Web Site : www.dwalshphoto.ie ALL IMAGES ARE COVERED BY COPYRIGHT ©

A councillor says it’s a disgrace that progress is still to be made in relation to improving Listry Bridge.

Independent councillor Brendan Cronin says the issue has been ongoing for over 20 years, adding that a two-lane bridge is required at the site.

€200,000 was allocated for the bridge and Cllr Cronin sought an update on the design and environmental reports for the project at the recent Killarney MD meeting.

Cllr Cronin says although numerous road signs have been erected, motorists are being failed particularly tourists.

He believes it is only a matter of time before there will be a serious accident at the site.

The Independent Killarney councillor says this route is the main link for Killarney to the Dingle Peninsula, adding a new two-lane bridge is needed.

He believes a sign reading ‘Yield to Traffic on the Bridge’ is the only one that would have any impact, especially for tourists who have poor English.

In response, KCC says it has appointed consultants to undertake the environmental surveys and structural assessments requested by the Department of Transport following their consideration of the Project Appraisal Report for Listry Bridge.

It says once these assessments are completed, they will be incorporated into the Project Appraisal Report which will be resubmitted to the department for approval.