Works progress to support future growth and development across Kildare


Irish Water, working in partnership with Kildare County Council, continues to progress the delivery of the Upper Liffey Valley Sewerage Scheme to safeguard the environment and support economic and social development across Kildare.

Irish Water is delighted to announce that works on Monread Road in Naas, and on Standhouse Road in Newbridge have been completed ahead of schedule and both roads are fully re-opened. Permanent reinstatement works will be carried out at both locations over the coming months and local businesses and the community will be updated ahead of these works.

Irish Water has also completed its phase of works in Clane, which included the construction of over 3km of new wastewater network between Clane and Sallins. Permanent road reinstatement works began on Monday, 9 August. To facilitate the safe delivery of these works, road closures will be required in the following areas: Central Park/Churchfield Estate from 16 August - 10 September, 8am until 7pm daily; Prosperous Road form 16 - 19 August, 8am until 7pm daily; Ballinagappa Road from 20 - 21 August, 8am until 7pm daily; on Main Street from 23 – 25 August, 7pm until 7am nightly with a stop/go system in place; and at the Circle K Junction from 26 – 27 August, 7pm until 7am nightly. Please note that these dates may be subject to change.

Traffic management will be in place and diversion routes will be clearly signposted, as agreed with Kildare County Council and An Garda Síochána. Where possible, emergency access and restricted local access will be maintained, including access to local businesses. Irish Water and Kildare County Council would like to thank all businesses and residents for their cooperation during these essential works and regrets any inconvenience caused. Irish Water is adhering to government and HSE guidance and in compliance with stringent Covid-19 controls to deliver this essential project.

These projects form part of a significant €38 million investment in the wastewater network in Kildare that involves laying 18km of new sewers to improve the wastewater network and safeguard the environment. The project is essential as the current wastewater infrastructure is unable to support the needs of the area and it is not compliant with the Urban Wastewater Treatment Regulations 2001 and conditions as set out in the Environmental Protection Agencies Wastewater Discharge Licence.

Olive Marshall Regional Lead with Irish Water, said “Irish Water is committed to investing in the wastewater treatment infrastructure in Kildare to support the needs of the growing population and to safeguard the environment. These works are part of the Upper Liffey Valley Sewerage Scheme, a €38 million project that is needed to provide East Kildare and the surrounding areas with the infrastructure needed to support the building of houses, schools, attract new industry and allow companies to expand and grow.”

Irish Water is working proactively with its delivery partners and as part of a multi-agency working group to ensure that construction works are carried out in a controlled and safe manner, in keeping with Government and HSE guidelines to protect workers, their families and the broader community.

For further information on this project and associated works, please visit the Upper Liffey Valley Sewerage Scheme project page.