Works to tackle leakage and provide a more secure and robust water supply for thousands of Cork customers is underway in the Lower Glanmire Road area.
Irish Water, working in partnership with Cork City Council is laying 1.6km of pipeline. These works are associated with the development of the Eastern Strategic Link watermain which will ensure a more secure supply for the city by providing the capacity to re-route supply from other areas in the event of a large burst or other unplanned incident.
Ward and Burke Construction Limited is working on behalf of Irish Water to deliver this phase of the project.
During the midterm break the Lower Glanmire road will be closed at night to facilitate these essential works. The night time road closure will be in place from the junction of Water Street to Ferry Boat House from Monday the 29th October until Sunday 04th November. Signage and local diversions will be in place. The road will reopen during the day.
The road closure times granted by Cork City Council in conjunction with An Garda Síochána are as follows:
- Monday 29th October from 10.00pm until 6.00am
- Tuesday 30th October from 10.00pm until 6.00am
- Wednesday 31st October from 10.00pm until 6.00am
- Thursday 01st November from 10.00pm until 6.00am
- Friday 02nd November from 10.00pm until 8.00am
- Saturday 03rd November from 10.00pm until 8.00am
- Sunday 04th November from 10.00pm until 6.00am
In addition, works to renew aged water mains near Kent Station also on the Lower Glanmire Road are continuing. Coffey Northumbrian Ltd, on behalf of Irish Water, will work 24/7 over the midterm with traffic management in place.
“Water network improvement works are progressing well in both locations in Cork City. The construction of the new trunk water main are advancing well despite the challenges of the tides and working through the night. We would like to thank local residents and businesses for their ongoing cooperation as we work together to deliver these improvements to Cork’s water supply,” said Steven Blennerhassett, Leakage Reduction Programme, Irish Water. “We would also like to thank the public for their patience and assure them that carrying out these works with the minimum of disruption remains our top priority.”