Listowel road upgrade and water pipe replacement in should happen together

Cllr Jimmy Moloney (Fianna Fáil) Listowel 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 Kerry County Councillor says major road works and replacement of watermains in Listowel should be done at the same time.

Kerry County Council says €100,000 is needed to replace two sections of water pipes in the town; however, Irish Water has not placed them on their priority list.

A break in the mains on Bridge Road last night affected over 200 homes and businesses; that is the sixth time the pipe has burst this year.

The section of pipe on Upper Church Street has broken three times this year; those incidents meant most of the town was left without water.

Transport Infrastructure Ireland is due to carry out major upgrades to the N69 road and local Cllr Jimmy Moloney says both projects should run in tandem: