Details of upcoming works

Work is progressing on Irish Water’s Bandon Water Main and Sewer Network Project. The project involves a major upgrade of Bandon’s water main and sewer network, which will improve water supply to customers and help protect the local environment.

To facilitate these works a number of road closures will be in place during the summer months;

Road closures

Street NameDates of ClosureDuration
Bank Place 4th June – 16th June 2019 Road Closure for 2 weeks
North Main Street 17th June – 25th August 2019 Road Closure for 9 weeks
Watergate Street 1st July 2019 – 31st August Road Closure for 10 weeks
LocationStart DatesDurationPlanned WorksTraffic Management
Glasslyn Road Started W.C 29th April 2019 18 Weeks Pipeline Construction Stop and Go
North Main Street Started W.C 17th June 2019 9 Weeks Pipeline Construction Footpath Construction Road Closure
Watergate Street W.C 1st July 2019 8 Weeks Pipeline Construction Road Closure
Brady's Lane Starting 2 September 2019 6 Weeks Pipeline Construction Road Closure

Progress on the Bandon Watermain and Sewer Network Contract – July 2019:

Glasslyn Road:

Works are progressing well along Glasslyn Road. The works involve deep excavation for the new pipeline. The pipeline has now passed the entrances to the Bus Depot and is continuing on towards St. Finbarr’s Place.

The stop-go system is in place along Glasslyn Road. As works progress more towards St. Finbarr’s place traffic delays are expected on the junction.

The pipeline will be crossing Glasslyn Road to tie into a new pipeline in Brady’s Lane in early September.

North Main Street:

The works are now progressing up the street, past Horgan Tyre Centre. Local access has been provided, from the Bank Place side. An extension to the current road closure has been submitted to Cork County Council in order to carry on with the works.

The next phase of works which include the footpath works, road reconstruction and all new house connections. The current road closure is still in place with local access being maintained where possible. On the week commencing 19 August house connection works will commence on North Main Street.

Water Gate Street:

Water main works have been completed from Bank place to the first gate of the Bandon Co-Op. Local access has can be gained for residents on this side of the works from Bank Place.

Watermain works are continuing down narrow sections of the road. At the moment a full road closure is in place and a diversion is in place. Local access is being maintained at all times where possible.

On the week commencing 19 August house connection works will commence at the Bank Place junction. This will mean that all local traffic will have to use the Inishannon diversion. As there are completed the crews will once again open the road to local traffic from the Bank place direction.

New works commencing – September 2019

Brady’s Lane:

Works will commence on Brady’s Lane on 2 September to start the laying of a new combined sewer pipeline and gas Diversion.

Due to the narrow nature of Brady’s Lane a road closure will be required to carry out the works including service diversions and pipelaying. Further notification on same will be given as works are approaching. This road closure is expected to last 6 weeks.

Local access will be maintained where possible.

Road closure FAQ's

Will I be able to access my home?

Yes, pedestrian access will be maintained to your home at all times. There will be restrictions on parking for locals along the pipeline route, however, the contractor will liaise and assist directly with all residents as has happened in all work areas throughout the project and has been very affective.

Will the Emergency Services be able to access my home?

The emergency services have been notified of the road closure, with maps provided allowing them to manage their response should an emergency arise. Emergency services manage road closures on a regular basis. They will include the road closure info into their dispatching protocol. They will determine how best to deploy a service, be it an ambulance, fire truck or Garda car. The road closure will not impact the quality of service being provided by the Emergency services.

Will refuse collection services be able to access the area?

Where works are impacting on the collection, bins will be pulled to an access point at the end of the works by the contractor to facilitate collection and returned after collection.

Will I be able to access doctors / church / post office / pharmacy / shops in Bandon Town?

All footpaths and pedestrian access will remain open throughout the closure to access the town and amenities.

Will the services to my house such as water, gas, electricity be affected?

It may be necessary to divert some watermains locally. Notice of any interruptions to supply will be provided to you a minimum of two days in advance of the interruption.

Parking

Parking will be temporarily impacted due to the works along all streets. As much parking as possible will be maintained along sections of works.

Schools

Have Schools been notified?

Contact has been made with all schools and we will liaise with schools in order to provide them with information for the parents and students in relation to school access in advance of each road closure.

Schools will be issued with all details on the timing of works and associated TM Plans.

What will happen in relation to access to Schools and State Exams in the immediate vicinity of the works?

The phasing of the works as been planned to minimize disruption to schools.

Access to Schools: 4th June – 16th June

Coming fromGoing toDiversion / Impact
Bandon Town Hamilton High School No Impact – Use North Main Street
Watergate Street Hamilton High School Old Cork Road
Macroom Road
Kilbrogan Hill
Bandon Town Presentation Convent Primary School No Impact – Use North Main Street
Watergate Street Presentation Convent Primary School Old Cork Road
Macroom Road
Kilbrogan Hill
Bandon Town Scoil Phadriag Naofa No Impact – Use North Main Street
Watergate Street Scoil Phadriag Naofa Old Cork Road
Macroom Road
Kilbrogan Hill

Access to Schools: 17th June – 25th August 2019

Coming from Going toDiversion / Impact
Bandon Town Hamilton High School Old Cork Road
Macroom Road
Kilbrogan Hill
Watergate Street Hamilton High School Old Cork Road
Macroom Road
Kilbrogan Hill
Bandon Town Presentation Convent Primary School Old Cork Road
Macroom Road
Kilbrogan Hill
Watergate Street Presentation Convent Primary School Old Cork Road
Macroom Road
Kilbrogan Hill
Bandon Town Scoil Phadriag Naofa

Old Cork Road
Macroom Road
Kilbrogan Hill

Watergate Street Scoil Phadriag Naofa Old Cork Road
Macroom Road
Kilbrogan Hill

There will be no impact to school traffic travelling from the Dunmanway direction. All secondary schools have been met and spoken to on the upcoming works ahead of state exams. All exam staff will be notified of the work by the school to account for extra time to get to exam centres.

Collection of exam papers from Garda station has been agreed between the schools and the Bandon Garda Station. These will be earlier for the duration of the exams to allow extra time for the upcoming works.

School buses will be notified of upcoming works and diversions from the schools. All second schools in Bandon will be issued with the information on the closures in the event that exam staff or students will be impacted from the road closure.

Businesses

Will customers be able to access my business?

Yes they will. We will have traffic diversions in place to ensure that customer access and deliveries will be maintained to Bandon town and the street directly impacted due to the works. Pedestrian access will also remain in place throughout the period of closure.

What about deliveries to businesses?

For delivers to business in Bandon Town – All businesses will be catered for and
deliveries accommodated. Diversion routes are to be followed for all deliveries into the
town coming from Dunmnaway direction. The Bandon Business associated will be issued with all details of the phasing and plans the works in order to notify their delivery companies.

Bus Éireann Bus Service

What will happen with respect to the Bus service?

PhasesDates of closureImpact to Buses
Phase 1: Bank Place 4th June – 16th June 2019 No impact to buses or bus stops as North Main Street will be open used
Phase 2: North Main Street 17th June – 25th August 2019 For this closure the 2 bus stops past the Baxters bridge will be closed for use.
The last stop to pick up the bus from the Dunmanway direction will be at Murragh (Opp Old Grainstore)
The 2 bus stops that will be closed are; Laragh (IDA Park) on the Dunmanway Road and the bus stop at the Shambles in Bandon.
The bus stop at Kellehers Hardware will be the main bus stop to service these 2 stop instead.

Traffic Disruption

VMS boards on Clonakilty Road, Macroom Road, N71 and Dunmanway Road have been erected to advise HGVs to use Bypass Road. They also advise that works are ahead, and that Bandon is Open for Business.

Ahead of road closures advanced warnings will be given through signage and advertisement on AA Road Watch and local Radio Stations. 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.

At all times Ward and Burke are in communication with the Local Area County Council Office for the co-ordination and planning of all road works.

Stakeholder Engagement:

As part of this project Ward and Burke Construction Ltd have a full time Community Liaison Officer who will continue to communicate with all stakeholders on the project and will be available to address and queries or concerns in relation to the works.

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 combined sewer overflows
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