Crews continue to progress with major upgrade to the sewer network in Celbridge
29 March 2023
Uisce Éireann continues to progress a major project to upgrade and improve the sewer network in Celbridge. The delivery of this important wastewater project will support future growth and development & improve the existing sewer network for local residents and businesses.
The project, which is progressing efficiently, involves the construction of 5kms of new sewers along the Dublin Road (R403), on the east side of Celbridge, stretching from Celbridge town and into South County Dublin. The project also includes essential upgrades to Primrose Hill Pumping Station and the upgrade of the sewer network along the Hazelhatch Road (R405) and Tubber Lane Road.
In order to continue to progress this essential project two separate road closures will be required in the coming weeks. Road Closure 1 will commence in the early hours of Monday, 3 April and will impact the Barnhall Road (R404). To safely carry out the works at Youngs Cross Junction, a road closure will be necessary on the Barnhall Road (R404) with diversions in place via the R403 (Dublin Road) & Lucan Road. Please view map attached of the diversions. Local access will be maintained for local residents, businesses and emergency services for the duration of works. Details of the traffic management plan have also been communicated locally and Uisce Éireann expects this section of works to be completed the evening of Friday, April 7, 2023.
Road closure 2 will require two weekend road closures in May. The closures are required to facilitate the successful completion of a complex section of works between Youngs Cross & Lucan Road Junction, it will be necessary to carry out road closures on the Dublin Road (R403) from the late evening of Friday, 28 April until early morning, Tuesday, 2 May and again on Friday late evening, May 5 until early, Monday morning, May 8. Diversions will be in place via the R404 (Barnhall Road). Please view map attached of the diversions. Local access will be maintained for local residents, businesses and emergency services for the duration of works. Details of the traffic management plan have been communicated locally.
Uisce Éireann has targeted the completion of these works for specific times when roads will be less busy and schools are closed, this is to help minimise disruption on the local community.
Commenting on the project, Padraig Hanly, Uisce Éireann said, “Uisce Éireann are very happy with the progress being made on this vital project for Celbridge. A sewer network that is fit for purpose is essential to support business and social development in the community. These works will support existing and future residential and commercial development while also improving the overall performance and capacity of the sewer network’’
“We understand that the works may cause some inconvenience to commuters, and our crews will make every effort to minimise any disruption and complete the project as quickly as possible, we are currently on track for the completion of this essential project in Q3 2023. On behalf of Uisce Éireann, I would like to thank the community in advance for their support and co-operation.”
Additional communications have taken place with letter drops being delivered locally and VMS (Variable Message Signs) being installed in the area.
This essential project is being delivered by Coffey Group on behalf of Uisce Éireann.
Uisce Éireann regret any inconvenience these essential projects may cause. Our customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries.
Uisce Éireann is responsible for the delivery of all public water and wastewater services in Ireland. We are committed to continuously upgrading and developing critical infrastructure to support the growth needed in housing and across our economy, while protecting the environment and safeguarding water supplies.