Kilmeague residents will have to go to Allenwood via Robertstown
The road from the villages of Kilmeauge to Allenwood is set to close for four months.
The closure, by Kildare County Council at the request of Irish Water, will take effect two weeks from today, on April 25 and will remain in place until August 3 next.
Irish Water want to replace a 40-year-old water main on the road between Kilmeague village and Allenwood Cross, on the R415, that is prone to bursting, affecting 3,750 properties. They say it is a “vital” 6 month project costing €1.1m that will significantly improve local water supply for Kilmeague, Robertstown, Prosperous, Allenwood, Derrinturn, Carbury and surrounding environs.
Irish Water has told the Leaderthat the road will be kept open at nighttime and weekends. A diversion route will be in place from Kilmeague Village along the L7081 to Downings Cross and along the R409 to Dagwelds Cross and then the R403 to Allenwood Cross Roads. Alternatively locals can go into Robertstown and rejoin the R403 at Brookagh Cross.
Routes will be clearly signposted, as agreed with the Council and An Garda Síochána. Emergency access and restricted local access will be maintained.