‘Glad to See Work Beginning on Limerick Road Resurfacing’ – Cllr. O’Connell

Cllr. Bobby O’Connell pictured on Limerick Road in Castleisland where badly need resurfacing work and the creation of a cycle lane have been given the green light. ©Photograph: John Reidy
Cordal man, Mike Bradley, Kerry County Council pictured during the last major resurfacing work on Limerick Road, Castleisland in August 19-2004.   ©Photograph: John Reidy 19-8-2004
Tarring away: The scene on Killarney Road this morning as another of Castleisland’s roads gets a welcome makeover. ©Photograph: John Reidy

Cllr. Bobby O’Connell has expressed his delighted to see that work commenced last week on the resurfacing of the old Limerick Road.

An allocation of €274,000 is being spent on pavement overlay on a surface which was in a desperate condition.

The work is taking in the stretch from Hartnett’s Corner to the Castleisland Desmonds GAA Club.

Cycle Lane Included

“I have made several representations on this and I’m glad to see it going ahead finally. The finished work will also include a cycle lane to Desmonds GAA Club pitch after a motion I moved at our municipal meeting,” said Cllr. O’Connell.

“This road has been neglected since the bypass opened in October 2010 and it serves a large number of houses in the urban area while also servicing the rural hinterland.

Busy Road to Desmonds

“The road to the GAA pitch is also extremely busy during the summer months with a lot of pedestrian traffic from the town on evenings and at weekends.

“I’m looking forward to seeing it completed and I believe the tarring will begin on Tuesday, May 4th.

Killarney Road Getting the Works

Meanwhile, Killarney Road is also getting a well earned make-over and the tarring is well underway there this morning. But, like the news bulletins in the bad old days, nobody has claimed responsibility – yet. 

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