Work on Ervia’s multi-utility project for Nenagh Town is on schedule and substantial progress has been made on building the gas network as well as on upgrades to the water and wastewater systems. The €17 million project to improve the water and wastewater infrastructure will lead to reduced odour and flooding issues, along with improved water pressure and a reduction in interruptions and leakage. Delivering a natural gas connection will also provide a major boost to the town’s economy. As Nenagh town competes with other towns around the country for investment and jobs, the availability of natural gas in the town will significantly strengthen its attractiveness for foreign direct investment and industries.
Kenyon St. returned to normal traffic flow as of last Friday, 15th July, and no further construction activity will be carried out on this street until 2nd August, after the August Bank Holiday weekend.
- Archaeological surveying is scheduled to continue on Friar Street for the remainder of July.
- During this time, the project team will also carry out works on the Junction of Church Road and Summerhill and smaller works are also planned around O’Rahilly Street and Church Road.
Planned Work Programme from the beginning of August:
- Work is scheduled to resume at the Upper End of Kenyon Street from Tuesday 2nd August to complete the final section of the Kenyon St. works. This final section runs from the Kenyon Street cark park up to the Market Cross Junction.
- Following the completion of Kenyon St. works will move to Pearse St. This section of the works includes the Kickham St. and Friar St. Junction crossing.
- The first phase of works on Pearse Street, expected mid-late August, will take place at the northern end from Kickham Street junction to the Dublin Road Mini Roundabout.
- The second phase of works is at the southern end from Kickham Street junction to Market Cross.
- Kickham Street works will follow on after Pearse Street works have been complete.
As a result of these works the Dublin/Limerick route bus stop located on Kickham Street will be temporarily relocated to Tyone Railway Station and the Athlone/Limerick route bus stop will be temporarily relocated to O'Rahilly Street.
A number of streets will benefit from complete road reconstruction following the completion of all works - Kenyon St., Pearse St., Kickham St. and Friar St.
Commenting on progress to date Construction Manager, Brendan McDermott said: “We wish to thank all businesses and residents of Nenagh for their patience and cooperation as we continue to deliver gas, wastewater and water services in the town. Significant progress has been made. Eighty percent of the gas pipeline has now been laid, with gas available to customers along the pipeline route to Arrabawn Co-Op and ABP Meats. Gas will also be made available in Summerhill, Church Road, Sarsfield Street and Kenyon Street by end of September.”
Continuing he said: “We also connected residents along the middle section of Kenyon St. to a new wastewater service last week, decommissioning the old culvert, and resulting in benefits to users who in the past had experienced difficulties. This is a very significant milestone in the project with over 150m of new wastewater pipeline laid from Tyone Roundabout as far as Kenyon Street car park entrance. We envisage meeting some physical challenges as we progress to the next stage, including a significant amount of rock breaking along the final section of Kenyon St., but we will continue to keep people updated on our work. Residents will be transferred to new water services over the coming months and we will be notifying people in advance of short-term outages to their water supply.”
Street closures will continue to be advertised by Tipperary County Council with alternative routes agreed and signposted. Details of street closures are also available on www.gasnetworks.ie/roadworks.