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£7 Million Ravenhill Avenue Flood Alleviation Project Continues

14 April 2021 9:27

 | NI Water News

Work is currently underway on NI Water’s £7 Million Flood Alleviation Project, which will benefit the Ravenhill Avenue area of South Belfast.

Work on the diversion of a large diameter watermain on Ravenhill Road is nearing completion. Following this, construction works will progress on to Ravenhill Avenue, where various phases of work will be undertaken over the next 21 months.

In order to undertake these works safely, protecting the public and construction workers, it is necessary to have a road closure in place for the duration of the works.

Short sections of Ravenhill Avenue will be closed for each phase; however, there will be no through traffic between Ravenhill Avenue and Cregagh Road. Access will be maintained for residents and businesses throughout, but will only be possible from either end of the works location. Pedestrian access will remain available at all times.

Parking restrictions will be in place in the vicinity of the construction works.

These next three phases of work are due to begin during the week commencing 19th April 2021, subject to completion of the work on Ravenhill Road, and will take approximately 6 weeks to complete. Each phase will take approximately two weeks and will be completed before moving on to the next phase.

Phase 2 Imperial Drive - will involve laying new sewers at the junction of Imperial Drive and Ravenhill Avenue.

Phase 4a London Road - will involve laying new sewers at the London Road junction on Ravenhill Avenue.  Work will commence upon completion of Phase 2.

Phase 4b London Road - will involve the installation of a temporary sewer pumping main on Ravenhill Avenue from Ravenhill Road to London road.  Work will commence upon completion of Phase 4a.

Our contractor will liaise directly with any residents and businesses affected by traffic management restrictions throughout the project.

NI Water understands that major work of this nature can be disruptive to the local community, but we will do everything possible to minimise disruption.  NI Water would like to thank the public for their patience and cooperation as we undertake these essential Flood Alleviation works. 

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