In 2018, bids were invited from public bodies for funding support from the Urban Regeneration and Development Fund (URDF) either under Category A, for projects that were proposed as being ready to be initiated, or under Category B, as projects that required further consideration and development.
On 26 November 2018, initial URDF support of €100 million was provisionally allocated to a total of 88 projects throughout the country under the first call for proposals.
As part of this first tranche of approvals, Kildare County Council was allocated URDF support of €400,000 towards its Category B proposal to progress the technical and preparatory element of the Celbridge Southern Relief Road and Second Liffey Crossing.
The advancement and completion of this Category B project is, in the first instance, a matter for Kildare County Council. It will also be a matter for the Council to consider the advancement of subsequent elements of the wider project, and whether additional funding support should be sought for them under a future URDF call for proposals.