Fine Gael Kildare South TD and Minister of State Martin Heydon has. Said that Athy’s long awaited Ring Road will commence construction in the coming months as Kildare County Council confirmed yesterday that the Department of Transport has approved the award of the final main construction contract.

“I am delighted that Minister Eammon Ryan and the Department of Transport turned around the contract documentation so quickly to ensure the process continues to progress as Kildare County Council ensured the contract process had no delays.

“The award of this contract will allow construction of the long awaited ring road for Athy to commence before the year end and the redevelopment of Emily Square thereafter bringing traffic relief and new opportunities to the town of Athy and its residents and businesses.