Roscommon Main Drainage Scheme

Irish Water is progressing works to upgrade the sewer network in Roscommon Town.

Irish Water, working in partnership with Roscommon County Council, has commenced works on the Roscommon Main Drainage Scheme project to safeguard the environment and provide for future growth and development in the town. This project represents a further step in the continued delivery of improvements to the wastewater network in Roscommon.

When completed, the €20 million project will reduce the risk of sewer flooding in Roscommon Town and improve water quality in the River Jiggy and River Hind. It will also increase the capacity of the sewer network, providing a platform for future population growth and economic development.

Location
Roscommon
Status
In Progress
Type
Wastewater

Look-ahead for upcoming works in Roscommon


 

LocationProposed DatesDurationPlanned WorksTraffic Management
Circular Road (night works)
Ongoing
Jan/Feb
Pipe laying – Fire Station to Athlone Rd Roundabout (Casey’s) Night works - Ongoing traffic management in place
The Walk
24 Jan until end of Feb
5 weeks
Pipe laying
Road closure
Circular Road (night works)
Mid-Feb to Mid-March
4 weeks Pipe laying
Night works – Traffic Management as per previous works along this section
Castlerea Road
4 Jan until Mid-March
8 weeks
Pipe Laying
Temporary traffic system – (traffic lights)
WwTP
Ongoing until Mid-Year
6 months
Shaft and Tunnel works at the Main Waste Water Treatment plant
No TM required.  Increased truck movement on Golf Links Rd ongoing
Ardsallagh Outlying Pumping Station
Ongoing
6 months
Interconnecting pipework, plinths, MEICA works, landscaping
No TM except site entrance
Ballinagard outlying pumping station
Ongoing 6 months
Site Works incl. MEICA works  
No TM except site entrance

Traffic Management

  • 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.
  • VMS boards will be in place to advise motorists and the public of the works.
     

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 Roscommon County Council have been communicated with in relation to the works. We apologise for any inconvenience that these essential works may cause.
A Liaison Officer from GMC Utilities Group and Resident Engineering staff from Irish Water will also be available during the project to to address and queries or concerns in relation to the works.

The project team can be contacted using the details below.

E-mail: RoscommonTMDS@gmcirl.com
Phone: 0818 462 400

Benefits

Upon completion the project will:

  • Reduce the risk of sewers flooding;
  • Enhance the water quality in the Jiggy and Hind rivers;
  • Improve sewer capacity to facilitate economic development; and
  • Ensure compliance with the Urban Wastewater Treatment Directive.

Steps

This project will include the following works including:

  • Installation of 7.2km of new higher capacity sewers and rising mains;
  • Upgrade of six existing storm water overflows and decommissioning a further six;
  • Construction of a new inlet pumping station, balancing tank and storm water holding tank at the existing Wastewater Treatment Plant; and
  • New /Upgraded pumping stations with stormwater storage at Circular Rd, Castlerea Rd, Ardsallagh, Ballinagard.