Please see below mail that I have received from Irish Water with details regarding the shuttle bus that will run during the duration of temporary road closure.
"Dear Deputy O’Brien,
Thank you for your recent email in relation to the Rush Wastewater Collection Network Project.
At present approximately 75% of sewage generated in Rush discharges untreated into the Irish Sea. These essential works will ensure that untreated wastewater is not discharged into the Irish Sea in the future. The foul sewer currently in place is sub-standard and under capacity. This sewer surcharges in periods of high rainfall discharging raw sewage onto the road and adjacent waterways. The most recent event was 14 August 2017 after a period of heavy rainfall. The new pipe upgrade will eliminate this problem. The new upgrade will also provide for greater capacity and provide for development for Rush into the future.
The works will be constructed in 7 phases. The first phase of the works will require a Stop/Go single lane closure to be in place. The remaining 6 phase of works are at a much deeper depth and will require 160m of road to closed at a time as works advance through the phases. Pedestrian and cycle access will be available throughout for the duration of the works. A Stop/Go single lane system was considered but unfortunately the road widths do not allow this to be carried out, thus a full road closure is required.
During the works two free shuttle bus services with a capacity to match demand will be operating for the duration of the works. Both buses will run for the duration and schedule of the Dublin Bus Service 7 days a week and will pick up and drop off passengers at all the Dublin Bus stops along the route as requested. There will be no connection to the Night Link Service.
Shuttle 1: The bus to take people to Lusk for connection with their regular Dublin Bus Service and return them to Rush on their return. The bus will operate from the Skerries Road at Rush to Station Road in Lusk also serving Rush/Lusk Train Station on the route.
Shuttle 2: It will run from the works area on the Loughshinney side (this will change depending on the work phase) to Loughshinney cross to link up with the Dublin Bus service.
Irish Water will host a Drop-In Public Information Evening; the project team will be in attendance to answer any additional queries you might have.
Event: Drop-in Public Information Evening (Rush Town Wastewater Collection Network– R128 Road Closure)
Location: Rush Community Centre
Date: 31 August, 2017
Time: 4.00pm and 8.00pm
Should you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact us.
Elected Representative Support Desk
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