News & Updates
While we are improving water quality in Cork Harbour, Irish Water would like to thank residents and businesses in advance for their patience and cooperation and apologise for any inconvenience these temporary works cause.
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A road closure has been applied on the R610 at Glenbrook in order to facilitate works during off peak hours and at weekends for a period of 7 weeks from 9am on Saturday 12 January to 9.30pm on Monday 4 March 2019.
In order to minimise the impact on the residents and businesses in the local community, it is proposed to carry out the works under different traffic management arrangements. This will vary from allowing a single lane traffic managed by traffic lights at peak times (Stop and Go System), to full road closure outside peak hours as below.
In some instances, a full 24 hour road closure will be required at the weekend.
This will be required for the first two weekends of works in order to facilitate the construction of a manhole at Riverview Terrace. This 24 hour closure in required due to the location, size and depth of the manhole to be constructed and safety arrangements and works required to facilitate that construction.
Please find attached an information sheet on the arrangements associated with these works.
Weekdays : Monday - Friday
|Working Hours||Traffic Management|
|Morning peak until 9.30am||Stop and Go System|
|9.30am – 4.30 pm||Full road closure|
|4.30pm – 6.30 pm||Stop and Go System|
|6.30pm – 9.30 pm||Full road Closure|
|9.30pm – 9.30 am||Stop and Go System|
|Working Hours||Traffic Management|
|7.00pm – 7.00 am||Full road Closure|
|7.00pm – 7.00 am||Stop and Go System|
Cork Lower Harbour News
14 August 2018
Irish Water working to ensure Passage West remains open for business during vital works to clean up Cork Lower Harbour
Irish Water, in partnership with Cork County Council, is working to end the decades-long practice of discharging untreated sewage into Cork Lower Harbour and clean up the harbour through its investment in the Cork Lower Harbour Main Drainage Project.
29 March 2018
Irish Water committed to eliminating raw sewage in Cork Lower Harbour to provide a clean, safe harbour for all
Irish Water, in partnership with Cork County Council, is working to end the decades-long practice of releasing raw sewerage into the harbour through its investment in the Cork Lower Harbour Main Drainage Project
19 May 2017
Supporting social and economic development in Cork
Investment in Cork is leading to improvements in water quality, bringing health and environmental benefits and supporting social and economic development.
10 April 2017
Irish Water marks key milestone in Cork Lower Harbour Main Drainage Project
Operations have commenced on new wastewater treatment plant at Shanbally, already reducing 50% of raw sewage flowing into the harbour.
3 April 2017
Planning approved to improve new wastewater treatment network at Cork Lower Harbour
Delivery of this project will end the discharge of raw sewage to Cork Lower Harbour by 2019.
8 September 2015
Minister Alan Kelly TD turns the sod on new wastewater treatment plant as part of €91 million Cork Lower Harbour Main Drainage Project
The first sod was turned today to mark the start of construction by Irish Water of a new wastewater treatment plant at Shanbally
18 August 2015
Irish Water to begin site investigation works in Shanbally
Irish Water is to begin site investigation works in Shanbally, County Cork as part of the Cork Lower Harbour Main Drainage Project