Irish Water in partnership with Cork County Council, aim to improve water quality in the Ballymacoda area by replacing problematic waterpipes.
The upgrade is hoped to provide a more reliable water supply by installing 1100 metres of modern pipes into the system.
The programme to replace the watermains will commence in early January and is being carried out as part of Irish Water’s National Leakage Reduction Programme.
Outlining the benefits that the mains replacement will bring, Steven Blennerhassett from Irish Water, explained:
“The upgrading of these watermains will continue to strengthen and reinforce the water network in Ballymacoda and the surrounding areas. The old pipes had a high burst frequency, and replacement of the old pipes will create a more efficient network, reduce leaks and ensure a more reliable supply.”
The section of works will take place West of Cromponn Bridge from the junction of the Shanakill (L3811) and Ballymacoda Road (R633) continuing approximately 1100 metres northbound towards Yellowford.
To complete these works in a safe and efficient manner, the Shanakill Road (L3811) will remain closed from its junction at Ballymacoda Road (R633) to the junction of the Yellowford/ Gortavilla Roads from early January to mid-March. The suggested diversion route Northbound is to take the road for Fr. O’Neills GAA Club (L3815) to the junction of the Ballymacoda/Ladysbridge Road (R633). Follow the R633 towards Ladysbridge before taking the first junction northbound to Yellowford Road.