Nun­nery Lane and Irishtown sewer works com­pleted early

New Ross Standard - - NEWS -

OVER €400,000 has been spent lay­ing one kilo­me­tre of sewer pipes from Irishtown to Nun­nery Lane in New Ross.

Works were due to have been was com­pleted on the project on Fri­day, more than two weeks ahead of sched­ule, Ex­ec­u­tive En­gi­neer Abra­ham Dunne said.

Ms Dunne said the con­trac­tor MJS civil en­gi­neer­ing Ltd has made tremen­dous progress with the in­stal­la­tion of the Irishtown to Nun­nery Lane, Main Drainage.

‘ The con­trac­tor had to work in very heavy traf­fic at the Irishtown junc­tion. I at­tribute the ear­lier com­ple­tion time, largely due to the co­op­er­a­tion of the lo­cal schools, busi­nesses and com­mu­nity. They fa­cil­i­tated the works in ev­ery way they could.’

The con­tract for the work on the main drainage scheme was signed in the au­tumn at The Tholsel.

The con­tract was funded by Wex­ford County Coun­cil and Ir­ish Wa­ter and was awarded to MJS Civil En­gi­neer­ing Ltd, New­town­moun­tkennedy, Co Wick­low.

The project con­sisted of the sep­a­ra­tion of the ex­ist­ing waste wa­ter sew­ers and sur­face wa­ter sew­ers, which have been prob­lem­atic for the town over a num­ber of years, caus­ing flood­ing and over­flow dis­charge to the Bar­row River in times of heavy rain­fall.

The works en­tailed the lay­ing of over 1,000 me­ters of vary­ing size waste wa­ter pipes and sur­face wa­ter pipes and com­plete re-sur­fac­ing of all af­fected roads was also in­cluded in the project

The project was due to take 20 weeks to com­plete but was com­pleted ahead of sched­ule.

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