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N22 Farranfore to Killarney Project

Public consultation begins on new route and transport options

 

A period of public consultation on the development of improved transport linkages and a new route corridor to enhance connectivity between Farranfore and Killarney will begin on Friday.

 Kerry County Council is working in partnership with Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) and the Department of Transport to develop the N22 project and is inviting the public to engage in a process of consultation over the coming months.

The aim of this period of consultation is to examine and identify improved transport linkages between Farranfore and Killarney including identifying the broad parameters of the area within which a new road-based link could be developed. As part of the process, a Southern Link Road between the N22 and the N71 Muckross Road in Killarney is also being developed and forms part of the public consultation.

An online public consultation period will run for six weeks from 14th May to 25th June 2021. Members of the public and interested parties can view the shortlisted Route Corridor Options on the project website https://n22.kerrycoco.ie/ from Friday, 14th May. Alternatively, submissions can also be sent in by Freepost or email to the addresses outlined on the website.

The Cathaoirleach of Kerry County Council, Cllr Patrick Connor-Scarteen welcomed the launch of the public consultation: “This is a hugely important project for the entire county and has tremendous potential to enhance regional connectivity between Tralee and Killarney and the north and south of the county as well as improving safety for everyone. I urge everyone to engage with the public consultation process and have your say.”

Following the consultation on the Route Options Corridors, an Emerging Preferred Route Corridor for the scheme will be identified which will be displayed at a future public consultation. Once a likely route corridor emerges a Northern Link Road in Killarney town and an N23 Link at Farranfore will also be progressed.

Kerry County Council has appointed Jacobs Engineering Ireland Ltd. as Technical Advisors to progress the planning and design phases for the scheme.

During the consultation people can also book an appointment within the online virtual room and request a call back to speak with a member of the project team by phone or video call. An information leaflet and brochure have been produced to inform the public about the process and how they can engage with the project team.

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