N70 Glanbehy Bridge Road Project
The N70 Glanbehy Bridge Road Project involves the design and construction of a re-aligned section of the N70 National Secondary road approximately 1.5km in length to the west of Glenbeigh in County Kerry.
The primary focus of this project is the removal of a series of low radius bends associated with a perpendicular crossing of the River Behy as well as the improvement of the approach alignment on both sides of this crossing.
Particular consideration for this project was given to the junction with local road L-11648 to Ballinakilla, immediately east of Glanbehy Bridge which provides access to Glenbeigh National School which is adjacent to the junction.
This location has been the scene of numerous incidents in recent years as a result of the substandard road alignment and cross-section with recurring bridge parapet strikes and collisions at the side road to Ballinakilly / Glenbeigh National School.
Three route options are under consideration and all include a new bridge crossing of the River Behy and two of the three options would also require a widening of an existing bridge on the eastern approach (Micky’s Bridge).
- N70 Glanbehy Bridge Road Project Option 1
- N70 Glanbehy Bridge Road Project Option 2
- N70 Glanbehy Bridge Road Project Option 3
It is envisaged to progress this project further in early 2021 with further engagement with interested parties and public consultation with a view to select a preferred route and advance the design / statutory process.
This project is being progressed by Kerry County Council’s National Roads Office, based in Castleisland and feedback in relation to same can be addressed to:
Kerry National Roads Office
The Island Centre
Operations, Capital Infrastucture & Safety,