Crews continue to progress with major upgrade to the sewer network in Celbridge

18 August 2022

Irish Water, working in partnership with South Dublin and Kildare County Councils, 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 safeguard the environment by reducing the risk of sewer overflows into the River Liffey.

The project, which is progressing very well, 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 & the upgrade of the sewer network along the Hazelhatch Road (R405).

The next phase of the project will begin on Monday 22 August and includes the installation of new sewers along the Hazelhatch Road (R405) as well as essential upgrades to Primrose Pumping Station. In order to safely carry out the works, a road closure will be necessary on Hazelhatch Road (R405) with diversions in place via the R403 (Dublin Road) and Shinkeen Road. Please view map attached of the diversions. Local access will be maintained for local residents, schools, businesses and emergency services for the duration of works. Details of the traffic management plan have been communicated locally and Irish Water expects this section of works to be completed by March 2023.

To reduce the impact to the local community, access to Primrose National School will be maintained throughout the works and during peak hours, crews will be in place to ensure efficient and safe flow of traffic in both directions.

Commenting on the project, Padraig Hanly, Irish Water said, “Working with our colleagues in Kildare and South Dublin County Councils, we are very happy with the progress being made on this vital project for Celbridge. A sewer network that is fit for purpose is essential in order 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 of the sewer network and will safeguard the local environment by reducing the risk of sewer flooding."

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. On behalf of Irish Water, I would like to thank the people of Celbridge in advance for their support and co-operation.”

The project, which is due to be completed in late 2023, is being delivered by Coffey Construction Limited on behalf of Irish Water.

Irish Water, Kildare County Council and South Dublin County Council regret any inconvenience these essential project 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. For general updates, visit the Supply and Service Updates section of our website.

Irish Water 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.