Emergency repairs completed on Beaumont Drive, Cork City

16 September 2021

Update 2:30pm 16 September 2021

Irish Water, working in partnership with Gas Networks Ireland and Cork City Council, wishes to advise that the repair works to the local gas main on Beaumont Drive have been completed. Traffic restrictions have returned to a stop-go system whilst Irish Water and Cork City Council continue to replace almost 1km of problematic water mains on Beaumont Drive.

Steven Blennerhassett, Asset Delivery Regional Lead for Irish Water said "I would like to thank everyone for their patience and again apologies for the inconvenience caused whilst repair works were ongoing today. Our crews worked through the night to try and minimise the disruption to everyone in the community. Irish Water and Cork City Council will again now focus on replacing almost 1km of problematic water mains on Beaumont Drive with new modern pipes."

The upgrading of these water mains will benefit the local community in Beaumount by strengthening and reinforcing the water network, and minimising disruptions in their water supply by reducing leakage and unplanned outages when bursts occur on the existing main.

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Irish Water, working in partnership with Gas Networks Ireland and Cork City Council, wishes to advise that there will be traffic delays in the Beaumont area in order to facilitate repair works following damage to a local gas main.

Steven Blennerhassett, Asset Delivery Regional Lead for Irish Water said: “Whilst carrying out essential upgrades to problematic watermains on Beaumont Drive, there was damage caused to a gas main.  Emergency repair works have been taking place throughout the night and are still ongoing. In order to facilitate the repair works, an emergency road closure will be in place until around 12noon today.

Irish Water understands the inconvenience and we would like to thank the public for their patience and cooperation while repairs works are carried out.

Irish Water’s customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries. For updates please visit the Supply and Service Updates section of our website.

Bus Eireann routes 202 and 202A will operate via Church Road in both directions until Beaumont Drive re-opens.

The works being carried out in Beamount commenced at the end of August, 2021 and form part of Irish Water’s National Leakage Reduction Programme. The project involves replacing almost 1km of problematic water mains on Beaumont Drive with new modern pipes. It also involves laying new water service connections from the public water main in the road to customers’ property boundaries and connecting it to the customers’ water supply.

Irish Water continues to work at this time with our Local Authority partners, contractors and others to safeguard the health and well-being of both staff and the public and to ensure the continuity of critical drinking water and wastewater services. Irish Water would like to remind people to follow the HSE COVID-19 advice and ensure frequent handwashing.