Passage West, Glenbrook, Monkstown

For queries on the completed works at Passage West, Glenbrook and Monkstown, please email the project team at corklowerharbour@water.ie.

Cobh Networks Contract

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Irish Water, working in partnership with Cork County Council, is carrying out the Cobh Town Networks Contract, a major wastewater project in the Cork Lower Harbour area. Farrans Sorensen Joint Venture (FSJV) is working on behalf of Irish Water to deliver this project.

These necessary works will ensure an end to the practice of raw sewage discharging from Cobh Town through 19 outfall pipes around Cobh, directly into Cork harbour. 

The Cork Lower Harbour Main Drainage Project Team would like to wish you a Merry Christmas and peaceful New Year. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your patience during our works over the past year.  Works will cease for the Christmas period on Friday, 20 December 2019 and recommence on Thursday 2 January 2020. Our sites will be checked regularly throughout this period.

Summary of upcoming Works 

The following table provides a summary of the upcoming works as part of the Cobh Networks Contract in January 2020:

LocationPlanned WorksWhat does this mean for me?Planned Dates
1a. Station Carpark New sewer pipelines Access to Station Carpark will be maintained. View information sheet Thursday 2 January to Mid January. 2020 (date to be updated via SMS text update)
1b. Station Carpark New sewer pipelines and pumping station Access to Station Carpark will be via Cobh Cruise Terminal. View information sheet

Mid January 2020 to Mid March 2020 (exact dates to be updated via SMS text update)

2. Whitepoint Moorings Road Closure  New sewer pipelines Road Closure Application to CCC to be made early January 2020. 
No through road at Whitepoint Moorings.
Local access will be maintained at all times to residents of Whitepoint Drive. View information sheet
Monday 10 February 2020 to Wednesday 8 April 2020
3. Cobh Town Centre – Kennedy Pier towards Westbourne Place New sewer pipelines of 400mm, 600mm and 1050mm in diameter, 2-3 metres deep There will be some parking restrictions along Westbourne Place as works move along the road. View information sheet Thursday, 2 January 2020 – End of April 2020 (anticipated)
4. Old Town Hall  Construction of Pumping Station and associated electrical works.

Parking restrictions at Lynch’s Quay from October 2019. View information sheet

Monday 16 September  2019 – October 2020

View information sheet

Cobh to Monkstown - Estuary Crossing Contract

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ESTUARY CROSSING DRILL AND PIPE PULL UPDATE

Work is continuing on the drilling works under the estuary in preparation for receiving the first sewer pipe.  It is expected that the first pipe will be pulled into place towards the end of January.  Cork County Council have granted a road closure of Laurel Hill/Glen Road from Monday 20 January 2020 to 16 February 2020.

WORKS ON GLEN ROAD AND ASSOCIATED ROAD CLOSURE 

To facilitate the installation of a sewer pipe along the lower Glen Road, Cork County Council have granted a road closure of the Glen Road from Monday 13 January to Sunday 22 March 2020.  This sewer pipe will connect the pipeline due to be installed under the estuary to the new discharge chamber on Lower Glen Road. The works will take place in two sections of the Glen Road:

  • Part One: From Sand Quay to the carpark 
  • Part Two: From the car park entrance to the OCU compound. Works on part two will only begin when part one has reopened.

Only one part of the road will be closed at a time in order to minimise disruption for road users. 

Prior to the Pipe Pull road closure being implemented, works on the Glen Road sewer pipe installation will be suspended and the road will reopen to facilitate road users. At no stage will the entire Laurel Hill to Sand Quay road be closed. 

Detailed information on the works and proposed road closure and associated diversion is available in the following information sheet.

Only one part of the road will be closed at a time in order to minimise disruption for road users. 

Prior to the Pipe Pull road closure being implemented, works on the Glen Road sewer pipe installation will be suspended and the road will reopen to facilitate road users. At no stage will the entire Laurel Hill to Sand Quay road be closed. 

Detailed information on the works and proposed road closure and associated diversion is available in the following information sheet.

View summary information sheet

Contact us

You can email the project team with any queries at corklowerharbour@water.ie.  

Irish Water is committed to delivering these works with the minimum disruption to residents and businesses and to working with the local community to minimise the impact where possible.

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