Works to begin on upgrade of Kilmessan water network

Work is due to begin this week on the upgrade of the water network in Kilmessan, with 600m of water mains along the main street to be upgraded.

Irish Water, working in partnership with Meath County Council, is progressing the project and say it will support future economic growth and development, facilitating new housing development for Meath and Kilmessan and will also improve the capacity and performance of the existing water network.

The project will involve the upgrade of over 600m of water main along main street in Kilmessan from Bective Avenue to the Credit Union/Skein Abbey. To minimise disruption and expediate the project, Irish Water says the works will be carried out using trenchless technology.

Temporary lane/road closures will be necessary during the works. The project is expected to be completed by the end of October.

Commenting on the project, Dave Murphy, Asset Delivery Lead at Irish Water said, “Working with our colleagues in Meath County Council, we are delighted to announce the progression of these vital works for Meath. A water network that is fit for purpose is essential to support business, housing, and social development in the community. These works will support existing and future development in the areas of Meath and Kilmessan.

“We understand that the works may cause some inconvenience, our crews will make every effort to minimise any disruption and complete the project as quickly as possible."

To minimise the impact on the local community during construction, a phased approach will be taken. Areas of work will be limited to short sections to limit the impact on the local community. Where works are along the public road, traffic management will be in place in the form of a stop/go traffic light system and diversions. Local and emergency traffic will be maintained. Where potential road closures are required, Irish Water says it will ensure communication is provided locally.

This project is being delivered by Farrans Construction on behalf of Irish Water.

Irish Water and Meath County Council says they regret and any inconvenience these essential projects may cause. Their customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also get in contact on Twitter @IWCare with any queries.