Minister of State and Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has said that the final hurdle for progression of Athy’s Southern Distributor has now been cleared following his recent discussions with Minister Eamon Ryan.

“Following detailed engagement with Transport Minister Eamon Ryan in recent weeks, I am delighted that he has confirmed to me today that he will sign the advanced tender stage documentation for the Athy Distributor Road this week.”

“This is the final step towards the delivery of the road and is a huge step for the people of Athy. Minister Ryan has also confirmed to me that his department will allocate €18.9m to Kildare County Council for this year’s roads budget which includes €2m for the Athy Distributor Road’s progression in 2021.


“In my earlier discussions with Minister Ryan I outlined the long history of this road project for Athy as well as the economic and environmental benefits the completed project will have for the residents and businesses of Athy & South Kildare. I look forward to the swift progression of this stage of the tender process with construction to commence on site later this year” concluded Minister Heydon.