Work has finally been completed on the Kells Road re-alignment scheme, which has seen the last remaining link artery from the city to the ring road fully upgraded.
The works have seen the total re-alignment of the road, along with the completion of new cycle paths and footpaths. New pedestrian and centre islands have been added, while all public lighting cables have been placed underground, and a new public lighting system installed.
The works were completed within a year, and the total cost was €1 million. Councillor and chairman of the Kilkenny Electoral Area John Coonan has been campaiging for a number of years for the busy road to be upgraded.
“The fact that this major scheme, which stretches from the entrance to the Paddocks/Mayfield, Maiden Hill and Rose Hill to the ring road, and included land purchase, is a credit to all involved,” says Cllr Coonan.
“I have, and will continue to pressure for funding to ensure that the remaining section of road from the Paddocks/Mayfield to the junction of Upper Patrick Street be equally upgraded to the highest standards, including addressing the junction at Upper Patrick Street/Kells Road.
“I am delighted that the much-needed works are finally being realised.”