Works to continue major upgrade to the sewer network on the Dublin Road, Celbridge

27 June 2022

Irish Water is working in partnership with Kildare and South Dublin County Councils, to deliver the Celbridge Local Sewer Network Reinforcement Project, on the Dublin Road, Celbridge (R403). The delivery of this important wastewater project will support future 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 the project, which is due to begin on the week commencing Monday, 4 of July, will involve the upgrade of the wastewater network on the Dublin Road, Celbridge. These works will involve construction of almost 5kms of new gravity and rising main sewers. Irish Water expects this section of works to last at the following location for approximately eight weeks and will require a road closure starting at the junction of the R403 / R405 and progressing along the R403. A minor diversion route will be in place but local residential access and access to businesses will be maintained for the duration of these essential works.

The remaining element of works progressing along the R403 following the completion of this small section will not require a road closure and will progress under a stop/go traffic management system.

Commenting on the project, Padraig Hanly, Regional Delivery Lead at Irish Water said, “Working with our colleagues in Kildare and South Dublin County Councils, we are delighted to be able to announce the progression of this vital project for Celbridge."

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 and thank the people of Celbridge in advance for their support and co-operation.”

To minimise the impact on the local community, works will be delivered on a phased basis with areas of work limited to short sections. Where works are underway on the public road, traffic management will be in place with a diversion route system, however, emergency traffic & access for residents will be maintained at all times.

Details of the road closures have been communicated locally. This phase of the project is being delivered by Coffey Construction Limited on behalf of Irish Water.

Irish Water, 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. For 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.