Details of upcoming works

  • In order to facilitate the works and to ensure safe delivery of the work, traffic management will be in place for the duration of the works
  • The traffic management will include shuttle systems and road closures
  • Ahead of road closures advanced warnings will be given though signage and advertisement on AA Road Watch
  • These works will be carried out in phases in order to reduce impact to businesses and residents. Local access will be maintained at all times
LocationProposed DatesDurationPlanned WorksTraffic Management
N71 From 11 Feb 4 weeks Pipeline Construction Stop and Go
Laurel Walk (starting Dunmanway Road Side)  From 11 Feb 4 weeks Pipeline Construction Road Closure

N71 - Stop and Go

  • Signage has been erected on the N71 approaching Bandon from Cork advising of works and to use alternate routes. A variable message sign (VMS) is in place on the Cork side of the Innishannon roundabout advising of alternate route via R589 – Brinny
  • Signage has been erected on the Clonakilty Road advising HGV’s to use Bypass Road. VMS on this road has been updated to advise that works are ahead and Bandon Town remains Open for Business

What are the benefits of this project?

  • Will improve the water and sewer network in Bandon
  • Will reduce leakage in Bandon
  • Provision for future growth within the Bandon area

What is involved as part of this project?

  1. Replacement of 10kms aging water mains with a high frequency of burst and high rate of leakage
  2. Upgrading over 5kms of sewer network
  3. Replacement of all lead and copper communications pipes crossed or otherwise encountered during the construction works and replacement with polyethylene pipe
  4. Provision of a combined sewer underneath the bed of the St. Patrick’s Place Culvert on the Bridewell River from New Road along St. Patrick’s Place to Market Quay
  5. Removal of 10. combined sewer overflows
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