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£2 Million Watermains Improvement Programme Planned for A2

10 May 2012 16:11

As part of its Province wide Watermains Rehabilitation Programme, NI Water, together with its contractors, Lagan Construction Ltd, will shortly commence work on a £2 Million investment to improve and upgrade the watermains network in the North Down area. The work will commence on Friday 8th June 2012.

Works along the A2 Bangor / Belfast Road will commence at the Old Quay Road and will be completed in sections, finishing at the Crawfordsburn Road. These works will take place between the hours of 7pm on a Friday and 7am on a Monday, over 20 consecutive weekends, in order to avoid disruption to weekday traffic flow. Traffic lane restrictions will be required to facilitate the works however, two-way traffic will be maintained at all times.

NI Water and their contractor Lagan Construction will carry out letter drops in affected areas to advise residents of this work. We would like to thank the residents and the traveling public in advance for their co-operation and patience during this essential improvement work. There will be some disruption and delays at peak times while this work takes place, but we would like to assure customers that every effort will be made to keep disruption to a minimum.

NI Water Project Manager Mark Sefton stated “Once complete, this project will be good news for the local area as the upgraded watermains will improve the reliability and flexibility of water supply, drinking water quality and will also help reduce leakage”.

The project is part of NI Water’s ongoing £100 million Watermains Rehabilitation Programme throughout Northern Ireland which involves upgrading and improving in excess of 1000 kilometres of watermain infrastructure throughout Northern Ireland over the next five years.

NI Water’s customer relations team can be contacted via Waterline on 08457 440088. Customers with any questions on the scheme should quote “Lagan Construction Water Mains Rehabilitation Programme”.

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