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£7 Million Flood Alleviation Project Commences – One Way Road Closure Ravenhill Road

08 March 2021 15:29

NI Water is pleased to announce that a £7 Million Flood Alleviation Project, which will benefit the Ravenhill Avenue area of South Belfast has commenced.

This essential infrastructure project involves the upgrade of existing and installation of new sewers along a section of Ravenhill Avenue and surrounding streets. It is being undertaken to reduce the risk of internal and external ‘out of sewer’ flooding, and when complete will increase the capacity of the sewerage system in this area of South Belfast.

The main construction works will begin on the Ravenhill Road during the week commencing 15th March and a one-way road closure will be in place for five weeks on the Ravenhill Road Citybound, between the Ormeau Road Roundabout and London Road.

A diversion route will be in place via Ormeau Road/Cromac Street/East Bridge Street, and will be clearly signposted. Streets emerging onto Ravenhill Road will have a left turn only in place. Please note that the Ravenhill Road will remain open to Countrybound traffic throughout this time. 

The road closure is necessary to safely divert a large diameter watermain, which will facilitate tunnelling of a new sewer underneath this arterial route into the city centre later in the project.

Detailed traffic management arrangements have been discussed with the Department for Infrastructure throughout the planning of these major works to minimise disruption to residents, road users and the public. NI Water and our contractor Geda Construction will do everything possible to minimise disruption and thank the public for their patience and cooperation during this time. Further information is available at:


For further information, please contact NI Water’s Press Office by emailing:

A few key points to remember:

  • We are all practising social distancing – our priority is to keep customers and colleagues safe. So please keep your distance and our workers will carry on with their essential work for you.

  • Beware of Bogus Callers – if you are concerned about the identity of someone at your door, you can call the PSNI non-emergency number ‘101’ where you will have the option of a ‘Quickcheck’ to confirm the caller is from the utility they say they are.

  • Do not let children go near work sites or equipment, this can be extremely dangerous.

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