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  • Southside

Essential sewer works underway at South Docks

Tuesday, 12th March, 2019 1:00pm
Essential sewer works underway at South Docks

Irish Water is overseeing the project in conjunction with Dublin City Council.

Essential sewer works underway at South Docks

Irish Water is overseeing the project in conjunction with Dublin City Council.

Essential structural repair work to a Victorian Sewer on Benson Street in the South Docklands is being carried out by Irish Water in conjunction with Dublin City Council.

The works are part of the €4.6 million South Docklands Water Services Infrastructure Project. This project is part of the provision of essential water and wastewater infrastructure, serving the South Docklands Strategic Development Zone (SDZ) and the city centre areas. GMC Sierra Limited is working on behalf of Irish Water to deliver the project.

In order to resolve the structural issues identified with the sewer, the works will require a lane closure on Benson Street, between Sir John Rogerson’s Quay and Green Street. The lane closure period will extend until to the end of June 2019, until the works to rectify the structural defects are completed.

In a statement, Irish Water apologised for any inconvenience that may be caused and said it appreciated the patience of the local community during these necessary structural repair works. Traffic management plans are to be implemented to minimise any impacts from the lane closure.

The Dublin South Docklands Water and Sewer Upgrades will address structural defects in old Victorian sewers and will involve the construction of essential infrastructure, including new watermains, foul sewers and storm water sewers to serve existing and new developments in the South Dockland and city centre. This works will enable future growth in this SDZ, according to Irish Water.

Hugh Kennedy, of Irish Water Capital Programmes, said: “These essential works are required to rectify structural defects in old Victorian Sewers. We thank the local community for their patience during these works, and apologise for any inconvenience the lane closure on Benson Street will cause.”

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