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New Killylea Road, Wastewater Pumping Station (WwPS) Armagh and Major Sewer Improvements in Navan Street, Drenlicourt and Irish Street.

11 July 2019 14:42

Work is progressing well on a major programme of work to upgrade the sewerage infrastructure in the west of Armagh City. This work, which represents an overall investment of £1.4 million, will include the upgrade of sewers and replacement of an existing Wastewater Pumping Station (WwPS). Work commenced in May 2019 with the construction of a new WwPS at Killylea Road and construction works are expected to complete in early 2020.


Sewer upgrades are due to commence in the Irish Street area on 22nd July 2019 and following discussions with the Department for Infrastructure, traffic management arrangements will be put in place. In order to carry out construction works safely it will be necessary to complete sewer laying in three phases.

The first phase will require a temporary lane closure on the Irish Street slip road (city bound) from 8am on Thursday 1st August 2019 for 4 days, until late on Sunday 4th August 2019.

The second phase includes a road closure from the Irish Street slip road opposite St Malachy’s Church to the Navan St / Ogle St junction. Work will commence from 8am on Monday 5th August 2019 for 5 days, until late on Friday 9th August 2019. During this time, access to local businesses and residences will be via the Navan St / Ogle St junction.

The third phase includes the reconstruction of a 5m deep Manhole in Irish Street at the entrance to St Malachy’s Church and requires a road closure from Friday 16th August 2019 for 2 weeks until the Friday 30th August 2019. During this work access will be maintained to local businesses and residents.

Working hours will generally be 8.00am and 7.00pm however to complete all three phases of work by Friday 30th August, it may be necessary at times for work to be undertaken outside of these hours.

Vehicular access for local residents and businesses will be maintained as far as possible but will be subject to delays and diversions particularly during the Irish St road closure, pedestrian access will be available at all times. Parking restrictions will be in place around the working area.

An NI Water Spokesperson said:

“This scheme is good news for customers in the local area, and it will reduce the risk of out of sewer flooding and environmental pollution in this part of the sewerage network during periods of heavy rainfall.”


“NI Water and our contractor BSG Civil Engineering appreciate the work is disruptive and would like to thank the public for their patience and cooperation during this essential improvement work. We assure you that we will do everything that we can to keep disruption to a minimum.”



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