Moorefield Road closure for works

A road closure is still in place at Moorefield Road in Newbridge from Wednesday 21 April 2021 for two weeks to facilitate ongoing sewerage upgrade works.

“Irish Water working in partnership with Kildare County Council, continues to progress the Upper Liffey Valley Sewerage Scheme to safeguard the environment and support economic and social development in towns across Kildare,” said Senator Fiona O’Loughlin.

The current phase of the project involves upgrading and replacing the wastewater network in several locations in Newbridge. Works have already been completed along Military Road/Athgarvan Road, Páirc Mhuire Estate and R445/Edward Street.”

To facilitate the safe delivery of these works, a road closure will be in place along Moorefield Road from Wednesday 21 April 2021 for two weeks, until the works are completed. To minimise disruption for the local community, works will take place 24 hours a day, Monday to Friday. Pedestrian access will be maintained at all times in all directions of the works and local access via selected routes will be maintained. Irish Water and Kildare County Council regret any inconvenience these necessary works may cause. The works will be delivered on behalf of Irish Water by Coffey Construction Limited in strict compliance with HSE / COVID-19 guidance.

This project forms part of a €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 does not comply with European legislation or Environmental Protection Agency requirements.