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Road Closure

Ward & Burke Group Limited, the Contractor working on behalf of Irish Water on the Cork Lower Harbour Main Drainage Project, has made two applications to Cork County Council for road closures of the R610 Cork street Passage West:

  • Part 1 – approximately 40m adjacent Toureen Terrace
    • Road Closure Application: 2 Weeks from Monday 1 October to Tuesday 16 October
    • Expected dates for work completion: 2 Weeks from Monday 1 October to Friday 12 October
  • Part 2 – approximately 90m adjacent Toureen Terrace
    • No road closure application required
    • 2 weeks, one lane open with traffic lights/stop-go system
    • Expected dates for work completion: 2 weeks from Monday 15 October to Friday 26 October
  • Part 3 – approximately 90m from Toureen Terrace to comminutor station to west of Oysterhaven Boats
    • Road Closure Application: 5 weeks from Monday 22 October to Friday 23 November
    • Expected dates for work completion: 3 Weeks from Monday 29 October to Friday 16 November

These dates may vary within the road closure period, depending on how work progresses and we will keep you informed throughout.

These temporary road closure applications were advertised by Cork County Council in the Examiner on Saturday 9 September, who invited submissions on these closures as part of the statutory road closure application process, to be received by Wednesday 12 September at 5pm.

Cork County Council, being the relevant Roads Authority, will consider the application and all relevant submissions and either seek further information from the applicant or grant the road closure.  Should Cork County Council grant the application for a road closure, they will publish the dates of the road closure.

Find out more about the road closure

Bus service information leaflet

Bus stops

Other works in the area:

Passage West/Monkstown/Glenbrook

R610 Cork Street the road is open, and works are ongoing in the park;
Works ongoing at Sand Quay with traffic management continuing;
Works at the Buncoille junction of the R610 to begin Monday 17 September  – traffic management will be in place;

Carrigaline/Ringaskiddy/Rafeen

Sewer laying works ongoing in Ringaskiddy with traffic management continuing;
Temporary Reinstatement of works between Ringaskiddy and Haulbowline – traffic management in place;

More information 

Email corklowerharbour@water.ie if you have any questions or would like to receive updates on the works.

Passage West Information Evening

On Thursday 30 August, in partnership with Cork County Council, Irish Water held a successful information evening in relation to the continued works and proposed road closures at Cork St., Passage West. 

The event began with a briefing on the continued works on Cork Street, the proposed road closures and the proposed mitigation measures associated with these works in order to minimise disruption while delivering this vital project to Passage West. An open discussion followed, answering queries and concerns from those in attendance.

We would like to reiterate our commitment to working with the local community to minimise the impact where possible. Thank you for your ongoing cooperation as we work together to deliver the Cork Lower Harbour Main Drainage Project and end the discharge of raw sewage into the Cork Lower Harbour.

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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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