A part of the route on the R415 between Kilmeague and Allenwood
It is planned that a public meeting will be held with Irish Water in the next week on the proposed closure of the Kilmeague to Allenwood road for a number of months.
Cllr Suzanne Doyle said today (March 21) that it is hoped the meeting will take place at Ballyteague GAA, but a date and time hasn’t been confirmed yet.
Irish Water want to replace a 40-year-old water main on the road between the 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 told the Leader that the proposed road closure is for a three month period (April 16 to July 20 approximately) and the road will be kept open at nighttime and weekends.
A Stop/Go system will be put in place for works from July 20 to September 10.
Submissions were sought by Kildare County Council up until March 16 last.
At the Kildare-Newbridge Municipal District meeting today (March 21) Cllr Mark Stafford said 140 local businesses and houses are affected by the proposed closure.
Fianna Fáil’s Murty Aspell said: “I hope that if/when the public meeting goes ahead the views and thoughts of locals are taken on board.”