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Traffic delays expected as Irish Water begins two improvement works in Killarney

Jun 27, 2022 09:06 By radiokerrynews
Traffic delays expected as Irish Water begins two improvement works in Killarney Traffic delays expected as Irish Water begins two improvement works in Killarney
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Traffic delays can be expected in Killarney as Irish Water begins two separate improvement works in the area.

It’s replacing problematic watermains along Upper Lewis Road and removing lead connections in Allman’s Terrace on Rock Road.

These works are beginning this week and will improve water quality and reduce high levels of leakage.

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300m of problematic watermains are to be replaced along the Upper Lewis Road in Killarney; the current pipes have a history of bursting.

The works will take place from the Killarney bypass and continue to the roundabout linking Upper Lewis Road and St Anne’s Road.

A stop-go traffic management system will be in place, but Irish Water says traffic delays are expected.

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The works are due to be completed by the end of July, and involve the laying of new water service connections from the public water main to customers’ property boundaries.

Meanwhile existing lead pipes connecting the public water network to customer’s homes are to be replaced in Allman’s Terrace on Rock Road in Killarney.

These works will take place from 7 in the evening to 7 in the morning to minimise the impact on customers, and traffic management will be required to complete the works safely.

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There may be some short-term water outages in both project but customers will be given a minimum of 48 hours’ notice.

Irish Water’s customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1800 278 278 and customers can also contact us on Twitter @IWCare with any queries.

For updates please visit the Water Supply Updates section of the Irish Water website or set your location on our website www.water.ie

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