9 February 2018 Go back to News
Sewer works underway in vicinity of Dublin City Centre Luas line
Works will strengthen the sewer network in the area and help prevent a potential future collapse.
Irish Water, working in partnership with Dublin City Council and Luas, has begun work to upgrade the sewer network in the vicinity of the new Luas works around College Street, Marlborough Street and Constitution Hill. This will strengthen the sewer network in the area and help prevent future disruption to the public due to collapse of the sewers.
The existing wastewater network in the city centre consists of sewer pipes which are over 100 years old.
The Luas adds additional weight stress to these aging pipes which could potentially cause them to collapse if remedial action is not taken. These works will help ensure the integrity of these key assets into the future.
The works involve the installation of liners within the existing sewers in order to strengthen the network.
In planning these works, Irish Water has been working closely with Dublin City Council and An Garda Siochana to minimise any disruption to the public. Work has got underway in College Street and will take place at night from 8pm to 6am, Sunday to Thursday to avoid peak traffic. No weekend or daytime work will be carried out. These works will be carried out over the coming weeks and will be off site by St Patrick’s weekend.
Similar works will be carried out Marlborough Street and Constitution Hill following the completion of the College Street element of this project.
Olive Marshall, Irish Water’s Capital Programmes Regional Lead, commented: “We are carrying out this work now in order to ensure that the public sewer network continues to function effectively and help prevent future disruption to the public in this part of Dublin City Centre. We have worked closely with Dublin City Council, Luas, Dublin Bus and An Garda Siochana to put a plan in place to minimise any disruption. This involves working at night and avoiding weekends and other busy times.
“We would like to apologies for any inconvenience caused as a result of this essential work and thank the public and local businesses for their patience and support as we work to complete it.”