Nunnery Lane and Irishtown sewer works completed early
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.