Letterkenny is set for serious traffic disruption at the end of this month as well as a disruption to water supplies for many residents.
It comes as Irish Water is set to complete approximately 750m of 250mm mains rehabilitation works on High road/Windyhall area.
The works are due to start at the end of the month and will last approximately three months.
Letterkenny Chamber has contacted members over what will be an element of delays on the route.
A spokesperson for the Chamber says that while disruption will, of course, be inevitable however they hope it will be kept to a minimum with good communication and planning.
The current status of this scheme is that the detailed design works are still ongoing.
A Road Opening Licence application has been submitted to Donegal County Council for approval which if approved will provide the appropriate conditions for the works to be carried out including working hours and traffic management.
It is anticipated that works will commence at the end of January and will take approx. 3 months to complete. All works will be completed in line with the Road opening licence conditions and the associated traffic management plan.
The timeline is subject to approval of road opening licences, as well as completion and agreement of the final design by Donegal County Council.
The work will be limited to short sections to minimise impact on customers and may involve some planned short-term water shut offs (4-6hrs).
However, the project team will ensure that customers are given a minimum notice period of 48 hours.
You can contact the Irish Water call centre on 1850 278 278.
Traffic management will be in place for the duration of the works and local and emergency traffic will be maintained at all times.
This project forms part of Irish Water’s investment plan.
Works have been prioritised to address the most critical issues in line with commitments outlined in Irish Water’s Business Plan. Delivery of the business plan will involve a €5.5 billion investment in capital spending on drinking water and wastewater quality and capacity and new infrastructure up to 2021.
This plan includes an investment in leakage reduction and water quality initiatives, called the Leakage Reduction Programme, which will see an investment of €512 million during the period to 2021.
The Chamber added that these works are vital to ensuring a clean, safe and reliable public water supply to support our growing population and economy.Tags: