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Sewer laying works commence in Irish Street, Armagh

09 August 2019 13:15

Sewer upgrade works will commence this week on Irish Street in Armagh. This is part of a £1.4 Million investment by NI Water, which includes the construction of a new WasteWater Pumping Station (WwPS) at Killylea Road, and sewer upgrades in the west of Armagh City.


Due to difficult ground conditions, the phasing of these works has been adjusted and will now be as follows:


Phase 1 - a road closure will be in place on Irish Street, from the Irish Street slip road opposite St Malachy’s Church to the Navan St / Ogle Street junction. Work is now underway and will continue until Thursday 15th August. During this time, access to local businesses and residences will be via the Navan St / Ogle St junction.


Phase 2 –will follow completion of Phase 1 and will take approximately 4 days to complete. A lane closure will be in place on Irish Street (city bound) and two-way traffic will be maintained with the use of temporary traffic signals during this time. A lane closure will also be in place on the Irish Street slip road, with access available from the Irish street end only. Traffic on the Friary Road should follow the diversion signs.


Phase 3 –includes the reconstruction of a 5m deep manhole in Irish Street at the entrance to St Malachy’s Church, for safety reasons a road closure will be in place for up to 2 weeks. During this work, access will be maintained to local businesses and residents.


Working hours will generally be 8.00am and 7.00pm Monday to Saturday. 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 via diversions particularly during the Irish St road closures, pedestrian access will be available at all times. Parking restrictions will be in place around the working area.


This project when complete will provide a new modern reliable pumping station and increase the capacity of the sewerage network in the area, which will significantly reduce the likelihood of out-of-sewer flooding and environmental pollution to the Callan River.


On behalf of NI Water and our contractor BSG Civil Engineering, we would like to thank the public in for their patience and cooperation whilst we complete these essential improvement works.


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