Kerry County Council has developed a design for the proposed N72 Killorglin-Anglont Road Improvement Scheme, details of which will be announced on a public webinar on Friday, February 19.

Members of the public are invited to register for the online presentation at which details of the 2.6km scheme will be outlined by the project team. The project comprises the rehabilitation and upgrading of the existing road surface and the provision of a new three-metre wide shared cycle and pedestrian facility on the north side of the road.

The N72 road is an important strategic access route between Killorglin and Killarney and has been identified in submissions to the National Development Plan by Kerry County Council as critical to the development of the Kerry Hub Knowledge Triangle and the improvement of local infrastructure.

The proposals, which are being developed in conjunction with TII, will improve safety for road users by upgrading both the road surface and sightlines and will promote Active Travel by encouraging a shift to greater use of sustainable modes of transport such as walking and cycling.

The preferred route option will be outlined during the webinar which will take place on Friday, February 19 at 4pm. Those wishing to participate must register in advance via the Kerry County Council website, www.kerrycoco.ie so they can be provided with a link to view the presentation. Questions or comments can also be submitted ahead of the webinar.

While the presentation is taking place online due to limitations on public consultation because of the current COVID-19 Level 5 restrictions, the project team based in the Kerry National Roads Office is keen to engage with people during the development of the scheme. The project team can also be contacted by telephone at 066 7142444 and on info@kerry.nrdo.ie.