Public thanked for patience as Beaumont area of Cork city experiences traffic delays due to repair works

Public thanked for patience as Beaumont area of Cork city experiences traffic delays due to repair works

Irish Water has advised that there will be traffic delays in the Beaumont area in Cork city today in order to facilitate repair works following damage to a local gas main.

Works being carried out by Irish Water in the Beaumont area in Cork city today have been completed.

Traffic restrictions have returned to a stop-go system whilst Irish Water and Cork City Council continue to replace almost 1km of problematic water mains on Beaumont Drive.

Working in partnership with Gas Networks Ireland and Cork City Council, Irish Water began works in Beaumont at the end of August.

The works form part of Irish Water’s National Leakage Reduction Programme which involves replacing the almost 1km of problematic water mains on Beaumont Drive with new modern pipes. 

It also involves laying new water service connections from the public water main in the road to customers’ property boundaries and connecting it to the customers’ water supply.

Asset Delivery Regional Lead for Irish Water, Steven Blennerhassett, said:

I would like to thank everyone for their patience and again apologies for the inconvenience caused whilst repair works were ongoing today.

 

“Our crews worked through the night to try and minimise the disruption to everyone in the community. Irish Water and Cork City Council will again now focus on replacing almost 1km of problematic water mains on Beaumont Drive with new modern pipes,” he said.

Irish Water’s customer care helpline is open 24/7 on 1850 278 278 and customers can also contact them through Twitter @IWCare with any queries.

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