Gas works traffic delays in the pipeline
ROAD closures and diversions will be in place across the south of the county over the coming months as the €16.5m gas pipeline, built by Gas Networks Ireland, is laid.
Preparatory works are underway and work will begin next week building a pipeline from the New Ross roundabout on the N25 to Campile, where it will tie in with the Great Island pipeline constructed in 2013. These works, totalling 43km of gas networks extension, will take approximately seven months to complete.
Phase two of the 'Gas to Wexford town project' consists of approximately 25km of gas pipes installed around Wexford town and will commence in spring 2016, with natural gas expected to be available later in 2016. A Gas Networks Ireland spokesperson said the project is not linear and will be moved around regularly to ensure as little disruption as possible to motorists. There will be a road closure from Ballybrazil via Ballykeerogemore to Dunmain crossroads from September 22 to October 28.
The alternative route is Ballybrazil to Ballyfarnoge to Ballysop to Tellarought to Dunmain Cross Roads via R733, L4027 and R734. Also from Foulksmills via Eakin's crossroads and Howlan's crossroads to Taghmon: September 22 to November 14. The alternative route is Foulksmills to Polldoon, to Rosegarland, to Wellingtonbridge, to Waddingtown, to Taghmon via R736, R733 and R738. Alternative routes will be signposted.