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Ormeau Avenue Sewerage Scheme – Planned Weekend Works 1st – 4th February 2019

30 January 2019 10:26

Work is progressing well on this major £5 million project to improve the sewerage infrastructure in the Ormeau area, which includes work around Ormeau Avenue, Dublin Road, Bruce Street, Sandy Row and sections of the lower Ormeau Road.

Ground investigation works will take place this weekend at the junction of Ormeau Avenue / Cromac Street / Ormeau Road. The work will commence on Friday 1st February at 7pm and will continue until Monday 4th February at 7am. Trial excavations will take place between 7am and 7pm on Saturday and Sunday.


These investigations are being carried out to facilitate underground tunnelling works due to commence in this area in the coming months, this method of work will reduce the overall impact of these major works on residents, road users and the public in this area.


During the works, lane restrictions will be in place on the roads approaching this junction with temporary traffic controls in operation to assist traffic flow. Some delays around this area should be expected during this time.


When complete, this investment will significantly reduce the risk of out of sewer flooding in this area of Belfast during periods of heavy rainfall. Environmental pollution will also be reduced, and the water quality in the Blackstaff Culvert and River Lagan will be enhanced.

NI Water would like to thank the public for their ongoing patience and cooperation during the completion of this essential improvement work. We assure you that we will do everything that we can to keep all future disruption to a minimum.


For further information, please contact NI Water’s Press Office on 02890 354710 or email

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