Council seeks submissions on Rathmore road works

Kerry County Council is inviting submissions on proposed improvement works in Rathmore. Plans for traffic calming measures and enhanced pedestrian facilities on N72 road will be on public display from August 1 until September 1.

The proposed works include traffic calming on the Killarney approach to Rathmore and a reduction in the width of the roadway to 6.5m for the entire length of the scheme.

Works will also include realignment of the junction from local and regional roads on to the N72 the installation of two controlled pedestrian crossings at the community centre/playground and at the service station at the eastern end of the village.

For a 150m area between O'Keeffe's hardware store the following additional works are proposed: parking areas adjacent to the post office, public houses and community centre; new off-line bus stops to be provided either side of the road.

The monument currently positioned directly across from the junction with Station Road is to be repositioned in front of the playground and community centre.

Submissions can be made on the proposed works, details of which are available on the council website and at council offices in Killarney Municipal District and at County Buildings in Tralee.