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Ormeau Avenue Sewerage Improvement Scheme - Upcoming Works

30 April 2019 14:23

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, Joy Street and sections of the lower Ormeau Road.

Ormeau Avenue

Pipe laying works adjacent to the BBC will be completed on Tuesday 30th April. On Wednesday 1st May the work will transfer to the opposite side of Ormeau Avenue commencing around the junction with Dublin Road working towards Maryville Street. This section of work will take approximately 2 weeks to complete. In order to undertake these works safely and maintain traffic flows, there will be no left turn onto the Dublin Road for city bound traffic along Ormeau Avenue, with traffic diverted onto Bedford Street, parking restrictions will also be in place around the working area.

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 continue do everything that we can to keep all disruption to a minimum for the remainder of the works.


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

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