Tipperary County Council has responded to Nenagh Chamber concerns over town centre disruption due to the replacement of water and waste water pipes and the laying of natural gas pipe lines.
The project, the town's first multi-utility work, is schedule to last until next year and is being carried out by Balfour Beatty on behalf of Gas Networks Ireland, Ervia and Irish Water.
The Chamber had raised fears that the work could lead to business closures.
However, Tipperary Council, in a statement to the Tipperary Star said that it was agreed that a number of VMS boards along with corrie board signs would be put in place by them to indicate “Business as Usual” for the various business premises along the affected routes.
The council said it had held a number of meetings and discussions with them in connection with matters such as traffic management etc. The council has also facilitated an information session with the Chamber of Commerce and members of Nenagh Municipal District at which a presentation was made by them outlining the details of the project and the communications policy.
Further meetings / information sessions will be facilitated if required. The prject managers have a full time liaison officer available to meet and discuss all matters arising from the works. Ervia’s site team are also available on the ground to discuss any concerns regarding day to day issues such as deliveries/collections etc, the council said.
The work consists of 40km of gas pipe lines; 4km of water mains and 1.5km of waste water pipes,. The water mains work is aimed at reducing interruptions and leaks as well as odours and flooding.
Kenyon Street will close Monday, May 23, to Friday, August 12.