01 Oct 2022

On the right track: €1.5m boost for roads across Kilkenny

Local TD John Paul Phelan welcomes funding


This morning’s investments also include €397,400 for safety improvement works and €250,000 for improvements along the busy Castlecomer Road, a former national road

A series of investments have been announced for road, bridge and safety works across the city and county, and an improvement fund of €1.461 million for the city and county.

Loca Fine Gael TD John Paul Phelan has welcomed the news and says it includes €567,000 for climate change adaptation and resilience works and €247,000 for bridge rehabilitation work on regional and local roads.

"This morning’s investments also include €397,400 for safety improvement works and €250,000 for improvements along the busy Castlecomer Road, a former national road," he saidl

“With even more traffic on our roads again, it is critical that surfaces are kept in good repair and that motorists, pedestrians and all road users feel safe. While I’d like to see more funding made available, this is a welcome boost,” Deputy Phelan said.

The investments include:

L34291 Ballyrowragh Bridge Installation of box culvert to replace existing bridge. €15,000

L1022 - R699 L1022 Hennessys Bridge - R699 Preventative measure such as drainage works to mitigate road from flooding €45,000

R699 Drimeen Bridge (Goatsbridge) Bridge Strengthening & Repairs €20,000

L6641 Cashel Lawns Provision of variable speed pumps €21,000

L4212 L4212 Hugginstown Altering level of road to mitigate flooding coming into Hugginstown village €40,000

L1007 Bonnetstown Bridge

Bridge Strengthening & Repairs including flood relief measures and protection to river bed €20,000

R698 Owning Stream: Address scouring of wall supporting R698 adjacent to stream and repair collapsed sections of road boundary wall €50,000

L1032 L1032 Kidrummy - Windgap: Preventative measure such as drainage works to mitigate road and property flooding €40,000

L5885 Coolraheen North Tld. Bridge Bridge Strengthening & Repairs €20,000

LT 59054 Ballyhemmin Lane: Protect road embankment from erosion caused by stream running parallel to the road / Rock armouring, gabions €15,000

L4205 R703/R448 L4205 R703 - R448 Kilfane Protection works to protect road from slippage €45,000

L6698 Springmount Install pipework and soakaway €7,000

R698 Fiddown Improve drainage capacity to reduce flooding of private property below road €30,000

L4209 L4209 Raheen - Inistioge Protection works to protect road from slippage €40,000

L2611 Outrath/Parcnagowan Increase size of attenuation tank €25,000

L5047 Burnchurch Tld Bridge Strengthening & Repairs €20,000

L6624 Garden Villas Install gullies and 60m pipework €18,000

L1843 Uskerty Tld. Bridge East Bridge Strengthening & Repairs €15,000

N77 Dunmore Village Install pipework and soakaway €6,000

R691 Ballyclovan Meadows Bridge Bridge Strenthening & Repairs €15,000

L6613 New Orchard Install pipework and soakaway €8,000

L5101 Mabbotstown Bridge Bridge Strengthening & Repairs €20,000

L2612 Ballyfoyle Road Install pipes across accesses €12,000

L7553 Kilmacow Bridge Bridge Strengthening & Repairs €20,000

Local Authority Road Number Location LA Allocation

Kilkenny L7408 Ballynboley Clapper Bridge €15,000

Kilkenny L7408 Knockhouse Stud Claper Bridge €15,000

Kilkenny L4216 Carranroe Lower Bridge €15,000

Kilkenny L 1807 & L 1811 Lisdowney Townland Bridges (4 nr) €25,000

Kilkenny L-100 Lismaine Bridge €20,000

Kilkenny R - 697 Glory Cottage €17,000

Kilkenny L - 1000 Templemartin Tld €15,000

Kilkenny L - 705 Ballytighlea Bridge €40,000

Kilkenny L - 42016 Old Ennisnag Bridge €25,000

Kilkenny L - 5025 Curraghkehoe Bridge €15,000

Kilkenny L - 1013 Blackstick Bridge €15,000

Kilkenny L - 1806 Ballsallagh Bridge €15,000

Kilkenny L - 1851 Tentore Bridge €15,000

Kilkenny R694 Ballyragget road, Freshford €25,000

Kilkenny R704 Ballynooney to Garrandarragh €40,000

Kilkenny R701 Newmarket Junction €20,000

Kilkenny R695 Between Drakelands Nursing home and Drakelands Middle Housing Estate €60,000

Kilkenny R702 Murphy's cross, Goresbridge; Junction of the R702 with the LP2642 & LP2639 €10,000

Kilkenny R698 Owning €20,000

Kilkenny R697 Victoria Bridge, Ahenny €25,000

Kilkenny LP3405 Strangmills €15,000

Kilkenny R703/LS8305 Graiguenamanagh. Junction of R703 & LS8305 €25,000

Kilkenny R694 Ballyragget Village. R694 junction with Station Road and Green View €25,000

Kilkenny LS7417 Doornane, Mooncoin €15,000

Kilkenny R695 Callan. On R695 approach to Industrial Estate (Callan Bacon Factory) from N76. €7,500

Kilkenny LS7510 Robinstown. Junction of LS7510 & LS7511 €15,000

Kilkenny Various Speed measures at various locations around Kilkenny City €17,400

Kilkenny LS6694 Rockfield road, Gowran €22,500

Kilkenny LS 5896 Prince Grounds, Castlecomer €10,000

Kilkenny LS7419 Polerone, Mooncoin €10,000

Kilkenny LP3419 Ballyfasy. Junction of LP 3419 & LP3426 €10,000

Kilkenny LS8268/LS8272 Thomastown. Chapel Hill €25,000

Local Authority Road Number Proposed Works LA Allocation

Kilkenny R712 Castlecomer Road Width Reduction Measures €250,000

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