Ervia’s multi-utility project to provide gas, water and wastewater services to Nenagh continues to make significant progress, offering major social and economic benefits for local residents and businesses.
The €17 million project, which will see over 40km of gas pipelines laid, alongside 4.2km of water mains and 1.7km of wastewater mains, remains on target to be finished by late summer.
Since last May, significant work has taken place to upgrade the wastewater system in the town, as well as the installation of new gas and water mains. Much of the wastewater work to date has taken place around the town centre, requiring careful management of traffic and other issues to ensure that the impact on local businesses and residents is minimised.
The main town centre element of the works is due to be completed shortly with the road excavation works having been completed on Martyr’s Road, Abbey Street and Friar Street. All these are now fully reopened to traffic.
As Martyr’s Road is a significant link around the town centre, work taking place there had led to some additional traffic congestion in recent weeks. Ervia would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused as a result of this essential work and wish to thank the businesses in the area for their co-operation and support during this time. In response to concerns raised by Tipperary County Council and the business community, works were suspended in the Summerhill area pending the completion of the work on Martyr’s Road. Ervia will continue to engage with local businesses to address any concerns they may have.
The next phase of the work will involve up to a 4m deep excavations on the Dublin Road to enable the laying of 400m of gas and wastewater mains. This work is due to get underway later this month and will involve the closure of two sections of the road for a nine week period from April 24 to June 23. Section 1 is from the Abbey Court Hotel northern entrance to the Lidl Access Rd and Section 2 is from Lidl Access Rd to Casement’s Terrace. Traffic management plans will be put in place for these works which will see traffic travelling in both directions. Diversion routes will be clearly signposted and notices posted in local media to advise road users of alternative routes as the work progresses.
Acknowledging the support of local business owners and residents, Construction Manager, Brendan McDermott said:
"We are approaching a very significant milestone in this project, with the main bulk of work around the town centre now completed. The Dublin Road work is the last major excavation element of the project to be carried out. We acknowledge that the scale of the works has resulted in disruption to businesses and road users in the town to date and would like to apologise for any inconvenience caused as a result. However, we would also like to thank local residents and the business community for their patience and co-operation as we work to deliver this project which will have significant long term economic and social benefits for Nenagh."
"As we move onto the next phase of the project, along the Dublin Road, we will continue to work closely with the Chamber of Commerce, the local community and Tipperary County Council to keep disruption to a minimum. Again we would like thank the people of Nenagh, the Nenagh businesses and especially the Abbey Court Hotel for their cooperation and support as we aim to complete the final element of the wastewater works."
Brendan McDermott - Construction Manager
To date the ERVIA project has installed 3 km of the planned 4.2 km of water main within the town environs. Over the coming months, it is planned to complete the installation of the remaining 1.2 km of water main while also completing the services connections to residential properties and businesses.
The ERVIA project team has installed 1.3 km of the planned 1.7 km of wastewater main in the town, all of which is serving residential properties and businesses. The remaining 400m to complete is along the Dublin Road link.
There has been over 9kms of gas mains laid in and around Nenagh Town since the start of 2016 providing residents and businesses in these areas with the opportunity to connect to the gas network.
Notes to Editors
Street closures will continue to be advertised by Tipperary County Council with alternative routes agreed and signposted. Details of street closures are also available on www.gasnetworks.ie/roadworks
Gas connections are available in the following locations:
- Limerick Rd (from Steream Entrance to Clare St)
- Clare St
- Yewston Estate (Partially only)
- St Conlan’s Rd (Cudville Junction to Proctor & Gamble)
- Ashe Road (Partially available in the centre section)
- O’Rahilly Street
- Melrose Est
- New Line
- Borrisokane Rd (As far as ABP Meats)
- Ormonde Street
- Church Road
- St Flannan’s Street
- Pearse Street
- Kenyon Street (Market Cross to Stafford Str Junction)
- Stafford Street Upper (From Silver Str to Arrabawn Co-Op)
- Silver Street (Partially from William Str Junction to Stafford Str Junction)
- William Street (Partially available)