Irish Water said the work begin soon.

Works to start in Dunmanway

Works will begin in Dunmanway later this month on replacing what has been described as problematic watermains.

The upgrade involves the replacement of over 1600m of watermains with new modern pipes.

Irish Water, in partnership with Cork County Council, are working on the project which is being carried out as part of Irish Water’s National Leakage Reduction Programme.

Steven Blennerhassett from Irish Water said: “The upgrading of these watermains will continue to strengthen and reinforce the water network in Dunmanway and the surrounding areas. The new pipes will create a more efficient network, reduce leaks and ensure a more reliable supply.”

To complete the works, a section of the L8558 road will remain closed from the Darkwood Crossroads, approximately 350 metres eastbound toward Derrynasafagh, from late November until early December.

The suggested diversion is to travel northwest from the Darkwood Crossroads along the L4609 to the junction for Derrynafasagh before continuing southbound to the L8558 road.

A second road closure will take place from late November to late December along the L4609 road from the Inch Road junction as far as the Darkwood Crossroads. The suggested diversion is to travel southeast from the Darkwood Crossroads, continuing on the Cat Lane/Mary Road to Market Square, before heading westbound along Castle Street road.

All diversions will be signposted in advance. The works will be carried out on behalf of Irish Water by Ward and Burke Limited and are expected to be completed by mid-January.