BEAVERSTOWN ROAD

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BEAVERSTOWN ROAD

Post by lofty » 26 Oct 2018, 13:01

For the love of god does anyone know when the water contractor will be finished on the Beaverstown Road!.

This is causing huge inconvenience, why can't it be done outside of peak times (cost cost cost).

Anyone know if the entire road will be resurfaced cos the wear and tear on our private vehicles is immense.
I'm sure the upgrade will be beneficial for all us local residents but is it just me or has this road been dug up more times than an undertaker would dare to.

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Post by Ken » 26 Oct 2018, 13:16

The last press release form the council did mention that Beaverstown Road is due to be resurfaced. However, don't be surprised if it then gets dug up again by Eir or another service provider the week after. :D

It has been said many times over the years that close to 50% of our water supply is lost though leaking water mains and that we should be focusing on upgrading the infrastructure. Given the amount of work and disruption involved in replacing a relatively short stretch of water main, it does underline the almost impossible task that Irish Water have.

It is a nuisance, but hopefully the problems we've experienced over the last few years will be behind us when it's finished.
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Post by Ken » 26 Oct 2018, 13:27

Just saw a notice from FCC. Beaverstown Road resurfacing to start next Tuesday.
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Post by lofty » 26 Oct 2018, 13:49

Cheers Ken.

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Post by Ann O » 26 Oct 2018, 23:40

Ken wrote:....Given the amount of work and disruption involved in replacing a relatively short stretch of water main...

Wasn't that all replaced around 10 years ago when they replaced the mains all the way up the Portrane Road ?

That Beaverstown Road area was never the same since those works were completed that time, that new main has been patched that many times since that they're having to replace it already :roll:

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Post by Ken » 27 Oct 2018, 00:06

I don't think so Ann. I remember them digging a trench the length of Beaverstown Road a few years back. That was either Eircom or Gas IIRC. Pretty sure it wasn't for the water main.

I believe there are areas of Swords having similar issues with regular burst pipes due to old water mains. It's going to get more common.
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Post by beachboy » 27 Oct 2018, 06:49

Anyone else have water this morning on the Beaverstown road?? I still have no water since yesterday!!

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Post by benson » 27 Oct 2018, 20:16

Our water is back we're in Eden Grove

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Post by Ken » 07 Nov 2018, 14:04

I was wondering how long it would be before the new road surface was dug up. I was hoping it would be longer than a week. It wasn't to be as they are already digging outside the ET today.

And the ramps. Some of them are like mounting kerbs which is surely OTT. I thought they were grand after they resurfaced, but they appear to have raised them further.
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Post by lofty » 13 Nov 2018, 12:54

Anyone know if the ski slopes will be cut into to make normal speed ramps?, I see white markings on them so perhaps they are unfinished cos they are terrible at present.

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Post by Ken » 13 Nov 2018, 13:12

lofty wrote:Anyone know if the ski slopes will be cut into to make normal speed ramps?, I see white markings on them so perhaps they are unfinished cos they are terrible at present.
According to Adrian Henchy, they were looked at by a Fingal Engineer who has instructed the contractor to lower them. No mention of when that will happen.
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Post by pat mustard » 13 Nov 2018, 17:49

I thought it was the new flood defence system tbh.

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Post by Bawner » 14 Nov 2018, 18:14

I called council on this last week and they said that initially were told to be within spec. After complaints they sent someoneone out to look and they are getting the contractor back. I said they must have been looking at the spec for height if footpath :?

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Post by Ken » 16 Nov 2018, 13:56

Further notification of water outage on 21st and 22nd Nov from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Presume this just impacts estates along the Beaverstown Road and possibly just the upper part. They're hardly going to dig up the lower part again?
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Post by Bawner » 27 Nov 2018, 13:59

Water off from 9am to 6pm 3 days next week.

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Post by Ken » 12 Dec 2018, 14:58

Has anyone any idea what's going on now? They're now digging up the end that was resurfaced. I thought we were told it would be finished in a week. That was about 3 weeks ago.
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Post by Ken » 03 Jan 2019, 10:55

Has anyone heard any news on when the upper part of Beaverstown Road will be resurfaced? That's if they don't decide to dig it up again.
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