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Athy’s Southern Distributor Route Discussed in the Dail

Fine Gael Kildare South TD Martin Heydon has recently raised progress on Athy’s Southern Distributor Route in the Dail with Minister for Transport Shane Ross to ensure his Department process all necessary approvals as quickly as possible to allow for continued progress on the project.

“The Minister confirmed that KCC has been liaising actively with his […]

December 9th, 2016|Athy, Press Release, Transport|

Widening of M7 needed now more than ever

Fine Gael Kildare South Martin Heydon TD has today (Friday) said that the planned upgrade works to the M7 which will see a third lane added from Junction 9 Naas North to the M9 intersection is needed now more than ever as traffic volumes continue to increase.

“I have sought updates on progress on the M7 […]

October 28th, 2016|Press Release, Transport|

Government Action on Rising Car Insurance Costs – Have Your Say

Kildare South Fine Gael TD Martin Heydon has today (Friday) provided an update on the work of the Government Working Group on Car Insurance and encouraged motorists to provide him with details and examples of increasing costs that he can submit to that group.

“Rising car insurance is the largest issue for motorists right now with […]

September 23rd, 2016|Finance, Transport|

Preferred Route for Athy Ring Road Chosen

The preferred route for the Athy Southern Distributor Route was unveiled today (Thursday) as part of an ongoing public consultation process which remains open until March 4th.

The C2 route that was announced today thankfully bypasses Athy RFC pitches and the Showgrounds after a significant number of submissions were received.

The process now continues with Kildare County […]

February 11th, 2016|Athy, Press Release, Transport|

Submission on Public Consultation for Southern Distributor Route Athy

Below is a copy of my submission made to Kildare County Council Roads Department today in the route selection for the Southern Distrubutor Route for Athy.

A relief ring road for Athy is absolutely essential for the towns residents and businesses alike. The return on the capital investment is clearly proven by the very high cost […]

December 11th, 2015|Athy, Kildare County Council, Press Release, Transport|

No Imminent Risk to Local Bus Route as Heydon calls for Increased Promotion

Martin Heydon Fine Gael TD for Kildare South has said there is no imminent risk to the continuation of the Local Bus route from Carlow to Naas which serves Castledermot and Kilcullen as well as Moone, Ballitore, Crookstown and Kilgowan.

“I spoke to Anne Graham of the NTA yesterday after stories had emerged that the service […]

Athy Southern Distributor Route Funding Confirmed in Capital Plan

Martin Heydon Fine Gael TD for Kildare South has today (Wednesday) said that the inclusion of the Athy Southern Distributor Route in the Governments Capital Plan announced this week re-affirms the Government’s commitment to this project and the confirmation of funding to completion announced last year.

“Unlike the M7 road widening project, the Athy road does not […]

September 30th, 2015|Athy, Kildare County Council, Press Release, Transport|

Approval for New Traffic Proposal at Mile Mill Junction

The four cross roads at Mile Mill is a junction that has caused huge concern to locals down through the years due to the poor sight lines, particularly for traffic approaching from Brannockstown. There hasn’t been a simple solution to the lack of visibility as there are houses right at the junction.

In my […]

September 18th, 2015|Ballymore Eustace, Kilcullen, Press Release, Rural Issues, Transport|

Locals Encouraged to Use New Bus Route Serving Villages from Castledermot to Kilcullen

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South Martin Heydon, has today (Friday) encouraged residents in South Kildare from Kilcullen through to Castledermot to make use of the new Bus Route that is now up and running.

“Many local residents will be aware of the campaign to restore bus routes to the local towns and villages since JJ […]