Uisce Éireann continues to progress sewer network upgrades in Celbridge and South Dublin

23 January 2023

Uisce Éireann is working in partnership with Kildare and South Dublin County Councils, to deliver critical sewer network upgrades in Celbridge. The delivery of this important wastewater project will support future economic growth and development, improve the existing sewer network for residents, and safeguard the environment by reducing the risk of sewer overflows into the River Liffey.

The next phase of this project, which will recommence over the coming days, will involve the upgrade of the wastewater network on the Dublin Road, Celbridge (R403) and Hazelhatch Road (R405). Since the works commenced in July 2022 more than half of the sewer upgrade works on the Dublin Road (R403) has been completed and it is expected that all works will be completed by Q3 of this year. In total, across Celbridge and South Dublin, 5kms of new sewers will be installed.

Traffic management in the form of a stop-go-system will be in place from this week on the Dublin Road (R403). Additionally as works progress South along the Hazelhatch Road (R405), traffic management in the form of a road closure, as was the case during pre-Christmas works will be temporarily in place. The works will then divert North along the Shinkeen Road, this section will then be completed using a stop-go-system on the Shinkeen Road. These phased works on the R405 and Shinkeen Road section are expected to be completed in Q3 of this year.

Commenting on the project, Padraig Hanly, Regional Delivery Lead at Uisce Éireann said, “Working with our colleagues in Kildare and South Dublin County Councils, we are very happy with the progress being made on this vital project. A sewer network that is fit for purpose is essential in order to support business and social development in the community. These works will support existing and future residential and commercial development while also improving the overall performance of the sewer network and will safeguard the local environment by reducing the risk of sewer flooding.

Acknowledging the support of the local community, Padraig added, “We understand that the works may cause disruption to commuters and local road users and our crews will continue to make every effort to minimise disruption and complete the project as quickly as possible.  We thank the people of Celbridge for their patience as these works progress and know that the long-term benefits will far outweigh the short-term inconvenience.

To minimise the impact on the local community, works will continue to be delivered on a phased basis with areas of work limited to short sections. Emergency traffic and access for residents will be maintained at all times.

Any further traffic restrictions will be communicated with the local community in advance of implementation. This phase of the project is being delivered by Coffey Construction Limited on behalf of Uisce Éireann.

Uisce Éireann, Kildare County Council, and South Dublin County Council regret any inconvenience that this essential project may cause. Our customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries.

Uisce Éireann is responsible for the delivery of all public water and wastewater services in Ireland. We are committed to continuously upgrading and developing critical infrastructure to support the growth needed in housing and across our economy, while protecting the environment and safeguarding water supplies.