Works involve the construction of new wastewater network in several locations

Irish Water, working in partnership with Kildare County Council, is progressing with the next phase of the Upper Liffey Valley Sewerage Scheme with works scheduled to start in Naas and Newbridge on 17 August, 2020. Improvements to the sewer network in Naas and Newbridge will safeguard the environment and support the economic and social development of the town. Clane, Johnstown, Kill, Prosperous and Sallins will also benefit from the Upper Liffey Valley Sewage scheme.

These works involve the construction of new wastewater network in several locations across Naas and Newbridge. To minimise disruption, the works will be completed in phases and traffic management will be in place. Diversion routes will be clearly signposted and, where possible, emergency and restricted local access will be maintained. Access to all businesses in the impacted areas will also be maintained.

In Newbridge, works will start in Pairc Mhuire, Bars Alley and Moorefield Road on Monday 17 August and are scheduled to be completed in October. Details of further works and locations will be provided as they are scheduled.

Works to be delivered in phases

In Naas, works will be delivered on a phased basis.

  • Phase 1 will start in Devoy Road, Newbridge Road and Pacelli Road on 17 August 2020 and is scheduled to be completed on 28 August.
  • Phase 2 will start on John Devoy Road on 31 August, with a scheduled completion date of 2 October;
  • Phase 3 will start on R445 Newbridge Road on 6 October with a scheduled completion date of 18 October;
  • Phase 4 will start on R445 Newbridge Road on 20 October with a scheduled completion date of 13 November;
  • Phase 5 will start on R409 Jigginstown and R445 Newbridge Road on 18 November with a scheduled completion date of 27 November;
  • Phase 6 will start on St Martin’s Ave & Pacelli Road on 30 November with a completion date of 4 December;
  • Phase 7 will start on Sarto Road & Pacelli Road on 4 December and is scheduled to be completed on 10 December.

Irish Water and Kildare County Council apologise for any inconvenience these works may cause.

Investment plan

These works form part of a significant €38 million investment in the wastewater infrastructure in Kildare that involves laying 18km of new sewers to improve the wastewater network and safeguard the environment. This project is essential as the current wastewater infrastructure is unable to support the needs of the area and it is not compliant with the Urban Wastewater Treatment Regulations 2001 and conditions as set out in the Environmental Protection Agencies Wastewater Discharge Licence.

Speaking about the project, Olive Marshall Regional Lead with Irish Water, said “Irish Water is committed to investing in the wastewater treatment infrastructure in Kildare to support the needs of the growing population and to safeguard the environment. These works are part of the Upper Liffey Valley Sewerage Scheme, a €38 million project that is needed to provide East Kildare and the surrounding areas with the infrastructure needed to support the building of houses, schools, attract new industry and allow companies to expand and grow.”

More information

For more information visit our Upper Liffey Valley Sewerage Scheme project page.

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