What are the benefits of this project?

  • Reduced frequency of bursts on the network
  • Reduced leakage on the network
  • Improved security of supply
  • Improved water quality

What is involved as part of this project?

  1. Replace approximately 5.2km of aging water mains in a number of areas within Kells.
  2. Works will begin the week commencing 22 October 2018 starting in the Gardenrath/Rockfield Housing estates and then follow onto the bounding Gardenrath and R164 roads.
  3. Works will take approximately 14 weeks to complete in this area i.e. leading into January 2019.
  4. The works will then progress towards Church Lane and adjoining streets
  5. In total it is estimated that works will take approximately 6 months to complete in Kells
  6. The works will be carried out by Shareridge Limited on behalf of Irish Water.

What streets will the new water mains be installed on?

  • Gardenrath/Rockfield Housing Estates
  • Gardenrath Road and R164 adjoining the Garnenrath/Rockfield Hse Ests
  • Section on the R941
  • Cul de Sac next McKeons shop
  • Section on Suffock St
  • Kenlis Place
  • Fair Green
  • Carrick St
  • St Bridgets Terrace/Church Lane/Church Hill/Market St
  • Section on Castle St.
  • Road to Kells Swimming Pool
  • Section on R147, from R163 /R147 junction to Swimming Poll entrance
  • BackYard Services on Maudlin St

Will there be any traffic management or water outages during the works?

During the works a combination of stop/go traffic management system and temporary traffic lights will be in place and local access will be maintained at all times.
The proposed works will be carried out in short sections to minimise impact on residents, businesses and road users. The works will involve short-term necessary outages when the existing customer connections are being transferred to the newly built system. The project team will ensure that householders and businesses are advised of any works in their area in advance and will be given 48 hours prior notice of water shut offs.

Will there be engagement with the local community whilst the works are ongoing?

The project team will be in contact with local residents/businesses as the project develops and information leaflets will be issued to residents prior to works commencing.

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