Pipe-laying to recommence on district heating system this week
Pipe-laying work will recommence on Belgard Square North

Pipe-laying to recommence on district heating system this week

EXCAVATION and pipe-laying works on the Tallaght District heating network are to recommence this week following suspension in December, which requires closing one of the lanes at Belgard Square North.

The works will require the closure of the eastbound lane of Belgard Square North from the Tallaght Hospital roundabout to the Belgard Square North/Belgard Square East Roundabout.

When completed, the district heating network, Ireland’s first publicly owned, not-for-profit energy company, is set to provide low carbon heat and hot water to local community buildings. Heat waste generated by the servers at the Amazon Web Services Data Centre on the Belgard Road will be farmed and redistributed through an underground network of pipes.

As a result of the closure of the eastbound lane, all eastbound traffic towards Belgard Road, including buses are being diverted at the Hospital roundabout, down Belgard Square West and across Belgard Square South back onto the Belgard Road.

This closure and diversion will be in operation for the next six weeks, and South Dublin County Council say they regret the inconvenience caused to road users.

In October and November 2021, when works were being carried out in the area The Echo understands that there was very heavy traffic reported by road-users.

The council stated: “Inconvenience to road-users is very much regretted and every effort will be made to minimise disruption and to complete works as quickly as possible. VFM message machines will be in position from early Friday morning to inform road-users of proposed restrictions.”

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