Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has said that the Department of Transport have confirmed to him that they have approved the business case submitted for the Ring Road for Athy.  This now leaves the way clear for Kildare County Council to apply to An Bord Pleanala for planning permission.
“This is a major milestone for this important project which needs planning permission to proceed to the construction phase.  Since funding was confirmed in 2014, KCC have been preparing the submission documents and departmental approval for those submission now leads the way clear for the planning to be submitted.”