1 February 2021 Go back to News
Works progressing along Athgarvan Road in Newbridge as part of significant investment to safeguard the environment and support future growth and development
Irish Water, working in partnership with Kildare County Council, is continuing to progress the delivery of the Upper Liffey Valley Sewerage Scheme to safeguard the environment and support the economic and social development in towns across Kildare. The current phase of the project involves upgrading and replacing the wastewater network in several locations in Newbridge.
Construction works will begin on the Athgarvan Road on Wednesday 10 February and will progress up to the junction of the R445. To minimise disruption, the works will be completed in phases and traffic management will be in place. Diversion routes will be clearly signposted, as agreed with Kildare County Council and An Garda Síochána. Where possible, emergency access and restricted local access will be maintained, including access to local businesses. Irish Water is adhering to government and HSE guidance and in compliance with stringent Covid-19 controls to deliver this essential project.
To facilitate the safe delivery of these works, a road closure will be in place on the Athgarvan Road from 10 February until 23 March and a stop/go shuttle system will commence after 23 March for the remainder of the works. A temporary road will be constructed from the entrance of Lidl to the back of the Newbridge Shopping Centre to allow businesses and customers to access businesses in the area and will be in place for the duration of the works. Irish Water and Kildare County Council apologise for any inconvenience these necessary works may cause. The works, which will be delivered on behalf of Coffey Construction Limited, are expected to be completed in April 2021.
Speaking about the project, Olive Marshall Regional Lead with Irish Water, said “Irish Water is committed to investing in the wastewater treatment infrastructure in Kildare to support the needs of the growing population and to safeguard the environment. These works are part of the Upper Liffey Valley Sewerage Scheme, a €38 million project that is needed to provide East Kildare and the surrounding areas with the infrastructure needed to support the building of houses, schools, attract new industry and allow companies to expand and grow.”
This project forms part of a significant €38 million investment in the wastewater network in Kildare that involves laying 18km of new sewers to improve the wastewater network and safeguard the environment. The project is essential as the current wastewater infrastructure is unable to support the needs of the area and does not comply with European legislation or Environmental Protection Agency requirements. Irish Water is adhering to government and HSE guidance and in compliance with stringent Covid-19 controls to deliver there essential works.
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.
For more information regarding these works, please visit the Newbridge Wastewater Upgrade project page on our website..