NRA selects two Kerry road schemes as part of new project

Two road schemes in the county have been selected by the NRA as part of a new pilot project to reduce head on collisions. The project involves a new type of design. This will be incorporated into a refit of the Killarney to Cork Road and the proposed new Killarney to Farranfore road. This new design is being implemented on 16 routes nationally as part of a pilot project. It involves a system known as two plus one.This means there will be two lanes in one direction of travel, and one in the opposite direction. The two lane section provides a safe overtaking zone and this alternates with the one lane portion. Traffic flow will be separated by a crash barrier and the NRA says this will significantly reduce the number of head on collisions. It’s to be incorporated on a 20 kilometre refit of the Killarney to Cork route and on the new Farranfore to Killarney route which is a 27 kilometre stretch.