Andrew McGuinness says he was taken aback by the level of support it has received.
Locals who are calling for a flyover to be constructed at the Tower Junction voiced their concerns to him yesterday.
Deputy Bobby Aylward had a question for Transport Minister Shane Ross in the Dail yesterday about the Tower Road.
At least 10 people have died there over the past number of years.
However, Kilkenny publican Pat Crotty says the current laws on drink driving are adequate, if they were applied.
Shane Ross will view the Piltown Bypass on the N24 following an invite from local TD John McGuinness.