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£2m Watermains Improvement Programme Continues on A2

22 June 2012 15:15

NI Water would like to remind customers that work is now underway on a £2 Million investment to improve and upgrade the watermains network in the North Down area. The work commenced on Friday 8th June 2012 and will re-commence this weekend starting at 7pm on Friday 22nd June.

Works along the A2 Bangor/Belfast Road will commence at the Old Quay Road and will be completed in sections, finishing at the Ballyrobert Road. These works will take place between the hours of 7pm on a Friday and 6am on a Monday (working over a 24 hour period) 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 its contractor Lagan Construction have completed letter drops in affected areas to advise residents of this work, and these will be followed up with more detailed weekly update letters to customers immediately adjacent to the work areas. We would like to thank customers and the traveling public in advance for their co-operation and patience during this essential improvement work. There will be increased noise and construction traffic in the area which will result in some disruption while this work takes place, but we would like to assure customers that every effort will be made to keep it to a minimum.

Gary Curran, Head of NI Water’s Watermains Rehabilitation Programme said:

“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.

“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.”

NI Water’s customer relations team can also be contacted via Waterline on 08457 440088. Customers with any questions on the scheme should quote “A2/ North Down Bangor Watermains Rehabilitation Programme.”

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