Balbriggan Water Supply Network Upgrade

Water Supply Project

Irish Water is progressing upgrade works as part of €21.7 million investment in the Howth, Malahide and Balbriggan Water Supply Schemes.

Irish Water, working in partnership with Fingal County Council, is working to improve the water supply for Malahide, Howth, Swords, Balbriggan and the surrounding areas.

Works on this essential project are progressing in accordance with the current Level 5 Covid 19 restrictions.

The upgrade to the 5.7km water main in Balbriggan has been completed and is operational.

In Progress

What does this project involve?

  • Construction of 5.7km water main along the R132 to Balbriggan
  • The new watermain is now connected and fully operational

News and updates

Two-week lookahead for upcoming works in Balbriggan:

LocationProposed DatesDurationPlanned WorksTraffic Management
R132 (Applegreen Roundabout to Balrothery Village) 06 May - 07 May 2021 02 Days Remedial works for road reinstatement Stop and Go shuttle systems (see below)

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Traffic Management:

  • VMS Signage will be installed on the R132 to advise motorists, residents and stakeholders of the works.

  • Stop and Go Traffic Management will be in place for these works.

  • Advanced traffic management warning signage will be in place and shared to AA Road Watch.

  • Working areas will be kept to a minimum to minimise traffic congestion.

  • Local and emergency access will always be maintained.

Stakeholder Engagement:

These works will be carried out in phases and limited to short sections to reduce impact to businesses and residents. All residents, businesses and Fingal County Council have been communicated with in relation to the works. We apologise for any inconvenience that these essential works may cause.

John Craddock Ltd. has a Community Liaison Officer on the contract who is available to address any concerns in relation to the works.

Contact details: Patrick Kenny 086 817 0421

R132 Traffic Management: