Irish Water says ‘noisy’ works coming to an end

Irish Water says all its night-time works in the Connolly Street and St Jospeh’s Terrace area of Sligo Town are now finished.

And it has apologised to residents and businesses affected by its works in the town which, it pointed out, will have huge, long-term benefits.

Irish Water is working with Sligo County Council and contractors Ward & Burke to replace almost nine kilometres of water mains in Sligo Town as well as installing one-and-a-half kilometres of sewers in the Pearse Road area.

There had been much praise for Irish Water in the way it was carrying out the works.

However, complaints have arisen recently because of traffic disruptions and delays, and particularly because of noise at nighttime.

Responding to a query from Ocean FM News, Irish Water says work is currently taking place in the Connolly Street and St Jospeh’s Terrace area.

But it says all night time works in this area are now complete and there are only minor works which will be finished during the day.

Irish Water also says all working hours are agreed with the Sligo County Council Roads Department so as to minimise the impact on traffic and on local residents.

It adds that the project team has been liaising with householders and businesses to advise them of the works taking place in their areas in advance.

And it says residents in areas where work is taking place have also been provided with contact details if they have any queries or concerns.

It also says updates are available on the Service and Supply section of the Irish Water website.