Upgrade to wastewater infrastructure to facilitate new housing development in Navan and Limekiln

12 August 2022

Irish Water, working in partnership with Meath County Council, is progressing a major project to upgrade and improve the wastewater network, by constructing new sewer connections along the Dublin Road in Navan, Co Meath. The delivery of this essential sewer upgrade will support future economic growth and development, facilitating new housing development for Navan and Limekiln. It will also improve the capacity and performance of the existing sewer network, providing additional capacity within the network for new development and forms part of the greater Strategic Sewer Scheme for Navan.

The project, which is due to begin next week will involve the upgrade of over 235 meters of new sewers along the R147 Dublin Road in Navan, and the project is expected to be completed by mid-October.

To deliver these works efficiently and safely temporary lane/road closures will be necessary during the works. The sections impacted by these closures include a lane closure along the R147 from Monday, 15 August until Sunday, 11 September 2022 which will be in place from the Athlumney Abbey bus stop to the Springfield Glen/Bothar Sion junction. An additional lane closure will be required south of the junction from Monday, 26 September until Friday, 14 October 2022, while a road closure will be required along the Bóthar Sion Road from Monday, 12 September until Sunday, 25 September 2022. 

Diversions for the Bóthar Sion Road closure will include the R147 (North Bound), R153-Metges Road-Bóthar Sion and the R147 (South Bound) Metges Road-Bóthar Sion.

Commenting on the project, Dave Murphy, Asset Delivery Lead at Irish Water said, “Working with our colleagues in Meath County Council, we are delighted to announce the progression of these vital works for Navan. A sewer network that is fit for purpose is essential to support business, housing, and social development in the community. These works will support existing and future development in the areas of Navan and Limekiln.”

Dave added. “We understand that the works may cause some inconvenience to commuters, and our crews will make every effort to minimise any disruption and complete the project as quickly as possible. On behalf of Irish Water, I would like to thank the people of Navan in advance for their support and co-operation.

To minimise the impact on the local community during construction, a phased approach will be taken. Areas of work will be limited to short sections to limit the impact on the local community. Where works are along the public road, traffic management will be in place in the form of a stop/go traffic light system and diversions. Local and emergency traffic will be maintained at all times. Where potential road closures are required, Irish Water will ensure communication is provided locally.

This project is being delivered by Farrans Construction on behalf of Irish Water.

Irish Water and Meath County Council regret and any inconvenience these essential projects 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. For general updates, visit the Supply and Service Updates section of our website.

Irish Water 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.