Works to lay a new sewer taking place between village hall and Scoil Naomh Iosaf on the N21

Irish Water’s project to upgrade the sewer network in Adare is progressing well with minimal delays outside of peak hours for traffic entering and leaving the village.

Adare remains fully open for business while the works are ongoing, with access into and out of the village.

The work to lay a new sewer is taking place between the village hall and the Scoil Naomh Iosaf on the N21. Crews are working in 75-metre sections, with one lane open at all times and a stop-go traffic management system in place to allow traffic flow in both directions. Working hours are from 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday and 8am to 6pm on Saturdays. Outside these hours automated traffic-activated lights are in operation to ensure smooth traffic flow.

To date this arrangement appears to be reducing traffic volumes and queue lengths at peak hours. Traffic management crew member numbers have been increased and are working successfully, facilitating access to and from the adjacent car park, school traffic and local businesses.

Traffic management continuously assessed

As the works progress, the traffic management plan is continuously assessed in consultation with Limerick City and County Council and An Garda Síochána in order to ensure any disruption is kept to a minimum.

Motorists, and especially Heavy Goods Vehicles, who do not need to enter Adare are being advised to use the designated diversion routes to avoid any unnecessary delays. These are as outlined below.

The works got underway on January 12 and are due to take 12 weeks to complete.

Adare is open for business

Kevin Kelly, chairperson of Adare Business Association, commented  “Adare is very much open for business, with minimal delays to traffic outside peak hours. We encourage people to continue to visit Adare where they will find a great selection of shops, services, tourist amenities, cafes, restaurants and pubs, with free parking available all day.”

Lisa Cogan, Irish Water’s Regional Delivery Lead said “We are pleased to confirm that the project is progressing on schedule and, to date, the traffic management system has been operating effectively. We would again like to acknowledge the support and patience of local residents, businesses and motorists as we work to complete this essential project as quickly and safely as possible.

“Variable messaging signage on approach to Adare has now been set to display ‘businesses as usual’ messaging. We will continue to liaise with all stakeholders regarding messaging surrounding the works.  And we would remind motorists, especially HGV drivers, who do not need to come into Adare to use the signposted diversion routes where possible.”

Diversions

Diversion routes for HGVs and motorists who do not need to enter Adare are as follows:

Eastbound: Diversion indicated in Newcastle West. Vehicles to take R518 to Rourkes Cross Junction and proceed on N20 in the direction of Limerick.

Supplementary Eastbound Diversion: Diversion indicated at N21 eastbound slipway at Rathkeale directing traffic to the R518 toward Askeaton. Vehicles to take the L1250 to N69 and N69 to Limerick/N18 Dock Road Interchange/M20 Rossbrien Interchange. (Note: Roadworks will also be ongoing on the N69 at Kilcornan in this time period.)

Westbound: Diversion indicated at the at the N20/M20 Attyflin Interchange. Vehicles to take N20/R518 toward Rourkes Cross Junction and proceed on N21/R520 in direction of Newcastlewest.

More information

For further information regarding the works please contact Irish Water on 1850 278 278 or see our Supply and Services section. Regular progress updates will also be provided to the local community.

Update 27 January 2020

Upgrade works on Adare village wastewater network begin this week

Irish Water, working in partnership with Limerick City and County Council, this week begins work on a project to upgrade the wastewater network in Adare village to address capacity issues and improve operational performance.

This project will extend the existing sewer for 365m from Adare Main Street southbound along the N21. Shareridge Ltd is carrying out the work on behalf of Irish Water and Limerick City and County Council.

Traffic Management and Diversions

In order to minimise disruption to traffic flows, diversions will be in place for the duration of the works, which are scheduled to take 12 weeks.

A stop-go system will be in place at the location of the works with vehicle triggered traffic lights in operation outside of working hours. Traffic flow is therefore maintained in Adare. However diversions to and from Limerick are recommended. 

A traffic management plan has been drawn up in consultation with Limerick City and County Council and An Garda Siochana and this will be continuously assessed as the works progress in order to ensure any disruption can be kept to a minimum.

Diversions are as follows:

Eastbound: Diversion indicated in Newcastle West. Vehicles to take R518 to Rourkes Cross Junction and proceed on N20 in the direction of Limerick.

Supplementary Eastbound Diversion: Diversion indicated at N21 eastbound slipway at Rathkeale directing traffic to the R518 toward Askeaton. Vehicles to take the L1250 to N69 and N69 to Limerick/N18 Dock Road Interchange/M20 Rossbrien Interchange. (Note: Roadworks will also be ongoing on the N69 at Kilcornan in this time period.)

Westbound: Diversion indicated at the at the N20/M20 Attyflin Interchange. Vehicles to take N20/R518 toward Rourkes Cross Junction and proceed on N21/R520 in direction of Newcastlewest.

Why is this needed?

Gerry O’Donnell Irish Water’s Regional Delivery Lead said, “These upgrade works are essential in order to ensure Adare’s sewer network has the capacity to cater for ongoing growth and development. We acknowledge that there will be some disruption to traffic and apologise in advance for any inconvenience that may be caused due to these necessary upgrade works. However we are working closely with the local authority and An Garda Siochana to ensure any disruption can be minimised and to complete this project as quickly and as safely as possible. We would like to thank the local community and road users for their patience and co-operation.”

More information

For further information regarding the works please contact Irish Water on 1850 278 278 or see our Supply and Services section. Regular progress updates will also be provided to the local community.

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