Abbey Road, Ferrybank – Temporary Road Closure

From June 28th to August 16th 2024, Abbey Road will be closed, and traffic will be diverted to the N29/Port Road.

The North Quays Public Infrastructure works are funded with a public investment of €207m, including €100.6m of Urban Regeneration and Development Fund (URDF) funding and following cabinet approval, a further €70m from the Department of Transport through the National Transport Authority (NTA).

The works include enhanced multi-modal access routes, a public transport hub including the relocation of Waterford train station to the North Quays, a sustainable transport bridge and extensive flood defence system.

The sustainable transport bridge will link the relocated train station to new walking and cycling infrastructure.  These works, through the delivery of enhanced and integrated sustainable and active travel infrastructure, will reduce the reliance on private car and facilitate alternative modes of transport for those accessing the city centre.

Separate contracts for new foul and stormwater pumping stations in Ferrybank are now completed.

The next phase of road infrastructure works will proceed to the Abbey Road area in Ferrybank.  Deep excavation work on Abbey Road necessitates a temporary road closure.  To minimise disruption, these works have been scheduled during the school summer holidays.  Local access will be facilitated to those living within the closed area (see red dots above) but no through traffic is permitted.

From June 28th to August 16th 2024, Abbey Road will be closed, and traffic will be diverted to the N29/Port Road.  Please follow all directional signage and utilise designated pedestrian crossings.

Waterford City and County Council apologises for any inconvenience caused.


Sustainability & Public Realm

NORTH QUAYS will contribute to transform Waterford into a smart sustainable city by using information and communication technologies (ICTs) and other means to improve quality of life, efficiency of urban operation and services, and competitiveness, while ensuring that it meets the needs of present and future generations with respect to economic, social, environmental as well as cultural aspects.

North Quays features a well-pre planned public realm that will establish a community identity, enhance public safety, encourage private investment and allow citizens to embrace and celebrate their places and spaces. Committed allocation by  Urban Regeneration Development Funding and National Transport Authority funding secures North Quays three key infrastructural elements : 

  • Sustainable Transport Bridge 
  • City Centre Access Infrastructure
  • Integrated Transport Hub

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