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Details of upcoming works in Howth:

Proposed Dates
Duration of works
Planned Works
Traffic Management
Dungriffen Reservoir 11 Jan – 19 Feb 2021 30 days Pipework and connections None required
Thormanby road, Carrickbrack 11 – 14 Jan 2021 3 days Excavation and pipe inspection Stop and Go
Warrenhouse Road (R809) - Rail Crossing Monday 18 January 2021 - Friday 05 February 2021 15 days (3 weeks) Construction of water main beneath rail crossing Road Closure – southbound lane – see below
Railway Avenue Monday 18 January 2021 - Friday 05 February 2021 15 days (3 weeks) Construction of water main beneath rail crossing Shuttle system Stop and Go

Details of on-going and upcoming works:

A new 355OD HDPE water main is being constructed along R809 Warrenhouse Road in Baldoyle with 70m of this pipeline has already been installed/ Works are due to commence on the section of new pipeline beneath the railway crossing on 18 January 2021.

This phase of works is complex and in order to complete the works safely, the southbound lane of the R809 Warrenhouse Road is required to be closed for 3 weeks. Please see below traffic management plans.  We apologise for any inconvenience that this may cause.

Traffic Management

  • Advanced traffic management warning signage and VMS will be in place.
  • Signage to advise on access routes will also be in place.
  • Local and emergency access will always be maintained.

Stakeholder Engagement

  • All impacted stakeholders have been communicated with on these works.
  • Irish Water will provide weekly updates to stakeholders and elected representatives as the project progresses.
  • The project team will provide weekly updates as this essential project progresses.
  • John Craddock Ltd. has a full time Community Liaison Officer on the contract who is available to address any queries or concerns related to these works. Contact details: 086 817 0421.

Warrenhouse Road (R809), Baldoyle – Traffic Management and Southbound Lane Closure

Warrenhouse Road (R809), Baldoyle – Southbound Diversion Route

Warrenhouse Road (R809), Baldoyle – Railway Avenue Shuttle System

Project Progress

Works are progressing well, with the following completed to date:

  • 5.8km of pipeline has now been installed on the project.
  • All pipelines installed in Deerpark, Seagrange Park, Carrickbrack, Dungriffen Pathway and Grace O’Malley Park.
  • Dungriffen Pump Station works are progressing well.

What is involved?

  • Construction of 6.1 km water mains, from Baldoyle  to the existing Reservoir at Dungriffen, Howth
  • Rehabilitation and upgrade works at the existing Corr Bridge Pump Station
  • Construction of a new pump station including chlorine dosing facilities at Dungriffen Reservoir


  • Improve the security of the drinking water supply
  • Safeguard the water supply to this area
  • Reduce interruptions to the drinking water supply
  • Improve water pressure for homes and businesses

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