Works to support economic and social development in the South Docks area
10 May 2023
Uisce Éireann, working in partnership with Cork City Council, is progressing with the Cork South Docks Network Extension and Upgrade Project following the successful completion of works on Anglesea Street in late 2021 and construction of approximately 2.2km of new and upgraded watermains in early 2022. These works are being delivered as part of Uisce Éireann’s Growth and Development Programme.
The project will deliver increased water supply capacity to the South Docks area, which is essential to facilitate future development and economic growth. The next section of works involves the construction of approximately 460m of new watermains along Marina Road and Centre Park Road.
The works, being carried out by Ward and Burke Limited on behalf of Uisce Éireann, are due to commence in mid-May and be completed by mid-June.
Outlining the benefits the project will bring, Lisa Cogan, Programme Manager with Uisce Éireann explained: “This phase of the South Docks Network Extension will deliver increased capacity to the South Docks area, which has been earmarked for future development. The entire project is another vital step in supporting social and economic growth in Cork City.”
"We will continue to work with the local community to minimise disruption while we deliver this critical project. I want to thank everyone in advance for their continued patience as we build and upgrade the infrastructure in Cork City.”
"We understand that this type of work can be inconvenient and works crews will make every effort to minimise any disruption these necessary works cause. Standard working hours are 7am to 7pm, Monday to Friday.”
A road closure will be required at the Marina Road, from the Northeast side of Páirc Uí Chaoimh, adjacent to the Atlantic Pond, as far as the Lee Rowing Club / Cortado Coffee. From there, works will progress down Centre Park Road for approximately 60 meters, under Stop / Go traffic management. Local and emergency access, as well as pedestrian and cyclist access, will be maintained at all times throughout the works.
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