N24 Tower Road among schemes confirmed funding as part of €6.3m announcement for Kilkenny

Funding announced for National Road Projects in Kilkenny from Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII)

Sam Matthews

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N24 Kilkenny improvement scheme

Kilkenny County Council has welcomed the announcement of funding of € 6,329,087 for the 2019 programme of works from Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII)

A long-awaited overpass for the Tower Junction on the N24 Piltown bypass is among a number of local road schemes which have been allocated funding under the 2019 programme of works from Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) today.

In total, the announcement sets out €6.3 million for several projects around the county. The funding includes for the delivery and design a number of strategic road projects such as the N24 Cahir to Waterford section west from Mooncoin, and N25 Waterford to Glenmore, which will connect to the New Ross bypass due to open later this year.

A number of minor schemes also received funding to progress to planning\tender including the realignment of the N77 from Ballyragget Village to the Ballynaslee improvement scheme, as well as the Tower Road scheme, which will include a flyover.

The N76 Callan road will see further improvements with approximately €2.7 million allocated for pavement improvements on sections from Brownstown toward Callan.

Cathaoirleach of Kilkenny County Council Eamonn Aylward has welcomed the investment in the road network in Kilkenny by TII, and in particular 'progress towards the implementation of the road safety scheme on N24 at the Tower Road, Piltown'.

Kilkenny County Council says it will continue to work with Transport Infrastructure Ireland to ensure that the projects can be delivered.