By Sean Moriarty
The official opening of the €10 million N70 Kilderry Bends Improvement Scheme between Milltown and Killorglin was officially opened today by local TD Brendan Griffin, Minister of State for Tourism and Sport.
The development of the new 3.5km section of the main Milltown-Killorglin road between Knockavota and Tinnahally, will provide for improved access on one of the busiest routes between the north and south of the county used by 6,500 vehicles daily, and will eliminate a series of dangerous bends at Kilderry.
The project was completed last month by Cork-based Sorensen Civil Engineering Ltd., after approximately 18 months of construction.
The new road is built on a higher elevation to the previous road and is away from the woods at Kilderry. As a result the road has opened up some incredible views of Dingle Bay stretching from Castlemaine Harbour to beyond Inch as well as never-before-seen westerly views of the McGillycuddy’s Reeks.