By Sean Moriarty

A liaison officer will be appointed to oversee the new Killarney to Farranfore road scheme, the Killarney Advertiser understands.

Potential routes for the long-awaited road improvement scheme are set to go on public display before the end of March.

Ahead of this date Kerry County Council and Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) hope to appoint a new liaison officer.

Their role will be to act as an adviser to local residents, business operators and other interested parties.

The appointment has not yet been confirmed but it is expected to be discussed at the January meeting of Killarney Municipal District.

Details of some parts of the new road scheme as well as details of the new Killarney Outer Relief Road were discussed at a special meeting between elected members of Killarney Municipal District and road design engineers which took place just before the Christmas break.

“This was a briefing for councillors,” a Kerry County Council official told the Killarney Advertiser. “It will be dealt with in more detail at the next MD meeting.”