Search

01 Jul 2022

Irish Water clarifies traffic impact on big Portlaoise secondary schools due to roadworks

Irish Water clarifies roadworks and traffic impact situation at big  Portlaoise secondary schools

Irish Water has clarified the extent of the works being carried out near two Portlaoise secondary schools and the potential impact on school traffic.

The company said last week that working in partnership with Laois County Council it would be replacing 300 metres of water pipes on Colliers Lane which is one of the main access routes to Scoil Chríost Rí and St Mary's CBS campus.

A spokesperson for the utility clarified the impact on Monday, April 12 when the works were scheduled to start as the schools fully reopened after lockdown.

"I can confirm that these essential works won’t interfere with traffic to the schools as they are taking place on a section of Colliers lane that runs parallel to the main route to the school. Colliers lane has been realigned over the years so the main volume of traffic would not go through our works area.

"The only traffic on our route would be to the properties along this section. We will however contact the schools in the area prior to works starting as a matter of courtesy," said the statement.

One of the schools issued a notice to parents, pupils and staff on Sunday that work may affect the school commute.

Irish Water had previously said that the work is expected to be completed by the end of April in Colliers Lane

To continue reading this article for FREE,
please kindly register and/or log in.


Registration is absolutely 100% FREE and will help us personalise your experience on our sites. You can also sign up to our carefully curated newsletter(s) to keep up to date with your latest local news!

Register / Login

Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.

Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.