Council adds New €280,000 Road Paver to Its Fleet

Kerry County Council’s new ‘paver’ out on the road and at work during the week. Photograph: Courtesy of Kerry County Council

Kerry County Council has added a new €280,000 road-finisher paver to its fleet of machinery.

The new unit will assist in the rollout of the annual Roads Programme across the county and was in operation in the past week on the Listowel to Ballylongford road.

“The paver is a strategic item of plant for Kerry County Council providing a modern reliable road paver to assist in the upgrading of the roads network,” said council spokesman, Owen O’Shea.

Improvement and Maintenance

The Roads, Transportation and Marine Unit of Kerry County Council is responsible for the improvement and maintenance of national, regional, local and urban roads.

Kerry County Council depends on national government for the greater part of its funding to carry out improvements to the road network.

80km Of Road Pavement

“The council received a total allocation of €41.559m from Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) and the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport in 2019, but also contributed €3.9m of funding from the its own resources.

“The 2019 allocation enabled 80km of road pavement overlays to be completed and allowed for improvement works to 202km of the non-national road network.

“Kerry County Council is committed to deliver quality services and infrastructure for the betterment of the county and ensure all critical infrastructure is resilient, regularly inspected and maintained,” said Mr. O’Shea.

See What it Does 

For machine buffs:  If you’d like to see what the council’s new acquisition actually does – you can do so below. You’ll be forgiven for believing that we’ll never again see a pothole on the main or back roads of Kerry when this CAT gives them the once over.