Kilkenny County Council is backing calls for the N24 to be upgraded to a motorway.
It’s the main Limerick to Waterford road and runs through Piltown, Fiddown, Mooncoin and Grannagh in South Kilkenny.
The local authority has put in a submission for the busy road to be upgraded in the government’s National Planning Framework.
Council Chief Executive, Colette Byrne has told KCLR News they’re hoping the government will make it a priority.
She says upgrading it to a motorway will take a huge amount of work but it is necessary and they’re hoping to find out in a few weeks if it will be put on the government’s to-do list.