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Essential Water Improvement Scheme gets Underway- Ballygomartin Road, Belfast

27 January 2017 12:02

NI Water is scheduled to commence work to replace a watermain on the Ballygomartin Road on 6 February 2017. It is anticipated that the work will take approximately 3 weeks to complete. The work will involve the installation of a new valve and the laying of 9 metres of watermains in the area, which will help improve the security of the water supply infrastructure for customers throughout Belfast.
Traffic management and signage will be in place as the scheme progresses to try to minimise the impact of these works on businesses, residents, road users and the public. In order to carry out the work safely, it will be necessary to have a temporary lane closure with traffic light signals along Ballygomartin Road at the junction with Westway Drive and West Circular Road. No right turn will be available from this junction on to West Circular Road and a diversion route will be in place along Woodvale Road, Lanark Way, Springfield Road and then on to West Circular Road.

Vehicular access will be maintained for residents where possible and pedestrian access will be maintained at all times. Normal working hours will be 8.00am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday; however it may be necessary at times for work to be carried out outside of these hours.

Martin Gillen NI Water Project Manager said:

“This project is good news for our customers in the Belfast area as the new watermain will improve the security and reliability of the local water supply, while reducing disruption and interruptions to supply caused by burst watermains. These improvements will deliver many benefits to the local community for many years to come.
“We would also appeal for the support of parents to keep children and young people safe by explaining to them the dangers of playing in or around construction sites. Playing near our works areas can have dangerous consequences and we would like to spread this safety message throughout the area while we complete this essential programme of work.”
NI Water and our contractor Dawson WAM have completed letter drops to those properties close to the working area, and would like to thank the public for their patience and co-operation while this essential work is underway. We will do everything we can to complete the work as quickly as possible with minimal disruption.
Customer queries should be directed to Waterline on 03457 440088 quoting Dawson WAM, Greater Belfast Valve Replacement Scheme.

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