A public consultation period has begun for a major road project in Kerry.
Kerry County Council and Jacobs Engineering held an online briefing today on the proposed N22 road and a southern link road for Killarney.
Currently, four route options are being considered for the Farranfore-Killarney section, while three options are being highlighted for a link road to Muckross.
The proposed road will join the existing N22 on the Tralee side of Farranfore, divert before Killarney and re-join around Livisigeen on the Cork side, bypassing the town.
A link road to Muckross is also proposed.
This first phase of public consultation, which begins today, is seeking feedback and observations on the proposed four route options for the N22 and the three Muckross link options.
The public can view the project details online, use the interactive website to see the route options, input their Eircode and see how the project relates to their area and give feedback.
One-to-one calls with project staff can also be arranged over the next four weeks.
Following the six-week period, the council and consultants will decide on the preferred route, before giving the public another chance to have their say.
Environmental impact assessments will be completed later in the project.
It’s planned to have a preferred route chosen in 2022, complete the design a year later and apply for permission in 2024.
You can find more information on the public consultation here.