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Athy Newbridge Local Link Bus Route to be extended to Weekend Evenings

Following a proposal by Kildare South TD Martin Heydon to Minister Shane Ross last Autumn, on behalf of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party, the Minister has approved a number of local link bus routes to run over extended weekend hours.  This will include the Athy Newbridge route which serves Athy, Kilberry, Kildangan, Nurney, Kildare town, […]

May 8th, 2018|Transport|

€29.5m in Funding for Kildare Roads includes €1.9m to progress Athy’s Ring Road in 2018

Fine Gael TD for Kildare South and Chairman of the Fine Gael Parliamentary Party, Martin Heydon, has welcomed funding of €1.9m for Athy’s Southern Distributor Route in 2018 as part of Kildare’s allocation for Local and Regional Roads for 2018.

“The funding is part of an overall allocation of €29.5m towards the improvement and rehabilitation of […]

February 1st, 2018|Athy, Press Release, Transport|

Commitment given to Athy’s Southern Distributor Route

On a visit to Athy, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has today (Monday 13th November) reaffirmed the Government’s strong commitment to Athy’s Southern Distributor Route. He was speaking in Athy where he was invited to view progress on the road project by Fine Gael Party Chairman and local Kildare South TD Martin Heydon.

Speaking in Athy, The Taoiseach […]

November 13th, 2017|Athy, Transport|

Work to Commence on the M7 Widening as Contract Awarded

Kildare South Fine Gael TD, Martin Heydon has today (Thursday) said that the awarding of the contract for the three elements of the M7 project which includes the widening to 3 lanes is further progress and secures the timelines on this critical project.

“The awarding of today’s contract with SIAC/Colas JV is a milestone and ensures […]

September 22nd, 2017|Transport|

National Transport Authority Confirm Extended Routes for Athy & Kilcullen

Following changes to the JJ Kavanagh timetables serving Athy and Kilcullen last May, I have been liaising with the National Transport Authority to seek to have additional services added to make up for the changes.

The National Transport Authority have now confirmed the following details for new or extended routes to commence from next Tuesday 8th August.

New Route […]

August 1st, 2017|Athy, Kilcullen, Transport|

Southern Distributor Route Read to Proceed to Planning

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 […]

April 10th, 2017|Athy, Transport|

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|