6 March 2019 Go back to News
Essential works to repair Victorian Sewer taking place on Benson Street in Dublin City
Part of Dublin South Docklands Water and Sewer Upgrades
Irish Water, in partnership with Dublin City Council, are carrying out essential structural repair works to a Victorian Sewer on Benson Street. The works are part of the €4.6 million South Docklands Water Services Infrastructure Project. This project is part of the provision of essential water and wastewater infrastructure, serving the South Docklands Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) and the city centre areas. GMC Sierra Limited is working on behalf of Irish Water to deliver this project.
In order to resolve the structural issues identified with the sewer, the works will require a lane closure on Benson Street, between Sir John Rogerson’s Quay and Green St. The lane closure period will extend until to the end of June 2019, until the works to rectify the structural defects are completed.
Traffic management plans will be in place
Irish Water apologise for any inconvenience that may be caused and appreciate the patience of the local community during these necessary structural repair works. Traffic management plans are to be implemented to minimise any impacts from the lane closure.
Works involved in the Dublin South Docklands Water and Sewer Upgrades include addressing structural defects in old Victorian sewers, and the construction of essential infrastructure including new water mains, foul sewers and storm water sewers to serve existing and new developments in the South Dockland and city centre. This works will enable future growth in this SDZ.
Speaking about the project, Hugh Kennedy, Irish Water Capital Programmes, said “These essential works are required to rectify structural defects in old Victorian Sewers. We thank the local community for their patience during these works, and apologise for any inconvenience the lane closure on Benson Street will cause. This scheme, when complete, will provide essential water and wastewater infrastructure for businesses and residents of the area, improving the water and wastewater networks for Dublin’s South Docklands."
For more information, visit the Dublin South Docklands Water and Sewer Upgrades page.