Kerry County Council has added a new €280,000 road-finisher paver to its fleet of machinery.
The new unit will assist in the rollout of the annual Roads Programme across the county and was in operation in the past week on the Listowel to Ballylongford road.
The paver is a strategic item of plant for Kerry County Council providing a modern reliable road paver to assist in the upgrading of the roads network.
The Roads, Transportation and Marine Unit of Kerry County Council is responsible for the improvement and maintenance of national, regional, local and urban roads. Kerry County Council depends on national government for the greater part of its funding to carry out improvements to the road network. The Council received a total allocation of €41.559m from Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) and the Department of Transport, Tourism & Sport (DTTAS) in 2019, but also contributed €3.9m of funding from the Council’s own resources.
The 2019 allocation enabled 80km of road pavement overlays to be completed and allowed for improvement works to 202km of the non-national road network.
Kerry County Council is committed to deliver quality services and infrastructure for the betterment of the county and ensure all critical infrastructure is resilient, regularly inspected and maintained.