Cork City Water Supply - Eastern Strategic Trunk Watermain

Irish Water is progressing with significant upgrades to the water network across Cork City.

Irish Water is progressing with significant upgrades to the water network across Cork City. In partnership with Cork City Council, we are working to improve the security of water supply across Cork City through the delivery of three projects as part of the Cork City Water Supply Scheme. Farrans Construction is delivering these three projects on behalf of Irish Water.

  1. Eastern Strategic Trunk Watermain
  2. Shanakiel Watermains Upgrades 
  3. Western Trunk Watermain 
Location
Cork
Status
In Progress
Type
Water

Details of upcoming works:

LocationStart dateEnd datePlanned WorksTraffic Mangement
North Mall 14 February 2022 22 July 2022 Pipe Installation; Testing and commissioning of installed watermains.
Installing of fittings and chambers.
Lane Closure Traffic management will be in place. Local and emergency access will be maintained at all times.
Sunday’s Well Road
29 June 2022 6 July 2022
Installation of fittings and chambers.
 

Road Closure on Sunday’s Well Road between Sunday’s Well Ave and Buxton Hill, and between Convent Ave and Shanakiel Road. Lane Closure Traffic Management will also be in place at the Shanakiel Road Junction. Local and emergency access will be maintained at all times.

Shanakiel Road/Sunday’s Well Road Junction 11 July 2022 18 July 2022 Installation of fittings and chambers.

Road Closure on Sunday’s Well Road between Convent Ave and Shanakiel Road to facilitate works at the Shanakiel Rd/Sunday’s Well Rd Junction. Lane Closure Traffic Management will also be in place at the Shanakiel Road Junction. Local and emergency access will be maintained at all times.

News and Updates

North Mall

The nightworks at the eastern end of the North Mall are now complete. We will be undertaking the remainder of the works during the hours of 07.30 – 18.00 Monday to Friday which we expect to be completed by 22nd July. A Lane Closure will be in place for the duration of the remainder of the works. Traffic management will be maintained throughout the works area. Local and emergency access will be maintained at all times.

Figure 1 – Area of works on North Mall

Sundays Well Road

As per the work location depicted in Figure 2 below; A full road closure is in place since 06.00am Wednesday 29th June and will finish at 21.00 on Wednesday 6th July. Active works are only in effect from 07:30 to 21:00 daily, however the road closure remains in place throughout. The diversion routes are also outlined in Figure 2 below. Traffic management will be maintained throughout the works area. Local and emergency access will be maintained at all times.

Figure 2– Area of works and diversion routes, Sundays Well Rd

Shanakiel Road/Sundays Well Rd

A full road closure will be in place from Monday 11th July at 09.30am to Monday 18th July at 21.00. Works will commence from 07.30am with no works being carried out after 21.00 Monday-Sunday. The road closure area and diversion route are outlined in Figure 3 below. Local and emergency access will be maintained.

Figure 3 – Area of works and diversion routes, Shanakiel Rd and Sunday’s Well Rd Junction

What is involved as part of this project?

As part of this project, Irish Water will:

  • Replace and upsize where required 2.4km of various sized large diameter trunk mains between Camden Quay and Shanakiel Reservoir.

What are the benefits of this project?

  • Provide a secure and reliable water supply to Cork City.
  • Reduced leaks as the replacement of water mains and service connections will eliminate existing leaks and reduce the amount of clean drinking water lost into the ground.

Eastern trunk main

Stakeholder Engagement

Farrans Construction has a full time Stakeholder Liaison Officer on the contract who is available to address and queries or concerns in relation to the works.

Contact details: Michelle Walsh (047) 39999 or corkcity@farrans.com

For updates on the works please visit website project pages listed above.

Irish Water is working proactively with our delivery partners and as part of a multi-agency working group to ensure that our construction works are carried out in a controlled and safe manner, in keeping with Government and HSE guidelines to protect workers, their families and the broader community.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused during the construction works on this essential project. We will endeavour to keep all stakeholders, businesses and residents informed as this essential water supply scheme progresses.