Old Whitechurch Road Water Mains Replacement

Irish Water Growth and Development Programme

Irish Water, in partnership with Cork City Council is upgrading the water network in Old Whitechurch Road, Cork City, to support future growth and development in the area.

The works involve the installation of approximately 340 meters of new modern pipes. The programme to replace the water mains in Old Whitechurch Road will commence in mid-June 2022. These Local Infrastructure Housing Activation Fund (LIHAF) works are being carried out as part of Irish Water’s Growth and Development Programme.

The works will commence in land adjoining the IDA Business Park in Whitechurch between the Old Whitechurch Road and Kilbarry Cottages Road. The works will continue along the Old Whitechurch road from the entrance to the new Housing Development Scheme site southbound to the Kilbarry Electrical Subsation entrance.

This project is being delivered to significantly increase the capacity of the water network and provide for the delivery of future housing developments in the Kilbarry area. The works will be carried out on behalf of Irish Water by Ward & Burke Construction Ltd. and are expected to be completed by August 2022.

In Progress

What are the benefits of the works?

The benefits of these water network improvement works include:

  • Reliable Water Supply – Installation or replacement of water mains and service connections will reduce the instances of bursts and water outages and will ensure a reliable supply of water to customers and local businesses in the area.
  • Supporting social and economic development – This project will facilitate future social and economic growth, including planned residential development the area.
  • Improving the water network - This project will build resilience in the water network, increasing the capacity to deliver reliable, sustainable high-quality water services.

Traffic Management and Road Closures

In order to complete these works in a safe and efficient manner the Old Whitechurch Road will remain closed from late-June to early-July with access limited to local residents.

The suggested diversion route for Northbound traffic is via Old Mallow Road from Blackpool to its junction with the Rathpeacon Road and Rathpeacon Road to Whitechurch as far as the Old Whitechurch Road.

Will customers be affected by the works?

Local and emergency traffic will always be maintained.

The works may involve some short-term water interruptions and the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum of 48 hours’ notice prior to any planned water interruptions.

We understand that this type of work can be inconvenient and works crews will make every effort to minimise any disruption these necessary works cause.