Traffic management measures to be undertaken during essential sewer upgrade works

Irish Water is committed to improving water and wastewater services for businesses and residents in Letterkenny while also seeking to minimise the impact on the local community. At a meeting with the Letterkenny municipal district councillors this morning (Friday) we outlined some traffic management plans which will be implemented to facilitate the free movement of traffic around the town.

Re-establishing left hand turn at Paddy Harte Road

We have committed to re-establishing the left hand turn from Paddy Harte Road into the Pearse Road in mid—July facilitating two way traffic. We will also continue to work with An Garda Siochána to facilitate the free movement of traffic around the town and would like to thank An Garda Siochána for their ongoing engagement and traffic management in Letterkenny. Works on the sewer upgrade will also be extended to Saturdays.

We also confirmed today that the project will cease for the coming Donegal International Rally and the weekend of July 12.

This was the fourth briefing session about this project

Today’s meeting was the fourth briefing session with the Letterkenny municipal district councillors about this project in 2019. Irish Water is committed to continuing to work with all stakeholders to ensure the successful delivery of this essential upgrade. Engagement with the elected officials commenced last September where we outlined details of the project. This was followed by a public information evening in December to which the general public, businesses, elected reps and all interested parties were invited.

Separate project progressing on N56

As part of a separate project we are progressing works on the N56 in order to secure the water supply for Letterkenny by installing a new water main. As of Wednesday May 29, We changed the working hours on the four lane N56 in order to alleviate traffic congestion. The working hours are now being undertaken at night from 7pm to 7am with the road fully re-opened outside this period.

Colm Claffey

“Irish Water is committed to providing wastewater services that are in compliance with the EPA licence which will benefit residents and businesses in Letterkenny town.  Irish Water is currently undertaking works on the Pearse Road, Letterkenny which will stop sewer overflows from polluting the Swilly. These essential works are required under licence in order to bring the sewer network into compliance with the current EPA license and will protect the water quality in the river.”

We wish to apologise for the inconvenience of works and wish to thank the Letterkenny Chamber of Commerce, traders and elected officials for the ongoing engagement throughout the project.


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