By Kim O'Leary
Motorists are being advised that works will begin today on the next phase of the Athy Southern Distributor Road.
According to Kildare County Council, the Advance Works Contract will take 6 months to be completed and the works will involve general site clearance, installation of a new precast box culvert, installation of a temporary or permanent boundary walls and facing, landscaping and planting.
The contractor appointed to the project is Clonmel Enterprises Ltd which is based in the M7 Business Park in Naas.
Welcoming the announcement of the works, Fine Gael TD for Kildare South and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party, Martin Heydon, said: “This is another significant step towards the new road and the next phase will involve general site clearance, installation of a new precast box culvert, installation or temporary and permanent boundary walls and fencing and landscaping and planting.
“The works are due to take place over an estimated period of six months. The need for a ring road around Athy has been fought for and talked about for over 40 years. It has been a number 1 priority for me since I was first elected in 2011 and I am delighted that after receiving Government funding and a commitment to the road in Project Ireland 2040 that we are finally at this stage of the process."
“I believe that once completed this road will have a really positive impact on the town of Athy, its residents and businesses," concluded Deputy Heydon.
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