Crews progressing towards the completion of upgrades to the sewer network in Celbridge
03 July 2023
Uisce Éireann is working in partnership with Kildare and South Dublin County Councils as they continue to progress the Celbridge Local Sewer Network Reinforcement Project. The delivery of this essential wastewater project will support future economic growth and development, improve the existing sewer network for residents, and protect the environment by reducing the risk of sewer overflows into the River Liffey.
Since the works commenced in July 2022 nearly 5km of the upgrade work on the Dublin Road (R403) has been completed, and it is expected that all works will be completed by the end of September of this year.
This phase of essential works will involve the final installation of a new rising main sewer pipeline along the R403 (Dublin Road), from the junction of Young’s Cross to the Lucan Road Roundabout.
To minimise the impact of the project on local commuters and complete the works as efficiently as possible, two separate weekend road closures in July have been granted by Kildare County Council. Road closures will be in operation from late evening Friday, 7 July until the early morning of the Monday, 10 July and again late evening of Friday, 14 July until the early morning of Monday, 17 July.
Diversion routes will be in operation during this period and a map illustrating the road closure area and associated diversion routes can be found attached. Emergency traffic and access for residents will be maintained at all times.
Commenting on the project, Padraig Hanly, Regional Delivery Lead at Uisce Éireann said, “Working with our colleagues in Kildare and South Dublin County Councils, we are very happy that so much progress has been made on this vital project. A sewer network that is fit for purpose is essential in order to support business and social development in the community. Not only will these works support existing and future residential and commercial development, but they will also improve the overall performance of the sewer network.”
Acknowledging the support of the local community, Padraig added, “We fully understand that the works may cause disruption to commuters and local road users and our crews will continue to make every effort to minimise disruption and complete the project as quickly as possible. In order to complete these works as efficiently as possible, 24-hour works will be in operation during both weekends to minimise the impact on the local community."
“We thank the people of Celbridge for their patience as these works progress and know that the long-term benefits will far outweigh the short-term inconvenience.”
This phase of the project is being delivered by Coffey Construction Limited on behalf of Uisce Éireann. Additional local communications have taken place with letter drops being delivered to residents/businesses and VMS (Variable Message Signs) being installed in the area.
Uisce Éireann, Kildare County Council, and South Dublin County Council regret any inconvenience that this 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.
Uisce Éireann is responsible for delivering public drinking water and wastewater services for the people of Ireland. We are committed to enabling communities to thrive by continuously upgrading and developing critical infrastructure to support sustainable growth and development, providing safe drinking water, and enhancing the environment. To find out more visit the Uisce Éireann.