19 April 2021 - Kildare Go back to News
Works progress to improve Kildare wastewater network
Irish Water, working in partnership with Kildare County Council, continues to progress the Upper Liffey Valley Sewerage Scheme to safeguard the environment and support economic and social development in towns across Kildare. The current phase of the project involves upgrading and replacing the wastewater network in several locations in Newbridge. Works have already been completed along Military Road/Athgarvan Road, Páirc Mhuire Estate and R445/Edward Street.
To facilitate the safe delivery of these works, a road closure will be in place along Moorefield Road from Wednesday 21 April 2021 for two weeks, until the works are completed. To minimise disruption for the local community, works will take place 24 hours a day, Monday to Friday. Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times in all directions of the works and local access via selected routes will be maintained. Irish Water and Kildare County Council regret any inconvenience these necessary works may cause. The works will be delivered on behalf of Irish Water by Coffey Construction Limited in strict compliance with HSE / COVID-19 guidance.
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.”
This project forms part of a €38 million investment in the wastewater network in Kildare that involves laying 18km of new sewers to improve the wastewater network and safeguard the environment. The project is essential as the current wastewater infrastructure is unable to support the needs of the area and does not comply with European legislation or Environmental Protection Agency requirements.
Irish Water continues to work at this time with our Local Authority partners, contractors and others to safeguard the health and well-being of both staff and the public and to ensure the continuity of critical drinking water and wastewater services.
For more information regarding these works, please visit our Newbridge Wastewater Upgrade project page.