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Work gets Underway on new storm sewer on Cregagh Road, Belfast

17 January 2022 13:00

NI Water will commence work on an essential new storm sewer this month on a section of the Cregagh Road (between Tildarg Street and Willowholme Parade) and Loopland Park, to serve a new housing development on Loopland Park. The work is scheduled to get underway during the week commencing 24th January 2022 and will take approximately 6 weeks to complete.

To carry out the work as safely as possible, it will be necessary to have a temporary lane closure (city bound) on the Cregagh Road from Tildarg Street to Willowholme Parade, followed by a lane closure on Loopland Park to facilitate a short section of pipelaying. The work will be completed in short sections to help reduce disruption in the area.    

Temporary traffic lights will be in place to manage traffic flow around the pipelaying works. Some of these will be 4-way traffic light systems and therefore we would advise residents to allow extra time for their journeys.

We would take this opportunity to highlight that the pedestrian crossing between Cregagh Street and Hillsborough Drive will be temporarily out of use as pipelaying moves through this section. During working hours, the pedestrian crossing will be manned by our traffic management company and outside of working hours, temporary traffic lights on a similar push button system will be available. Normal working hours will be 8.00am to 6.00pm Monday to Friday; however, it may be necessary at times for work to be carried out outside of these hours.

Signage will be in place as the work progresses and NI Water and our contractor Deane Public Works would like to thank the public for their patience and cooperation as we complete this essential work and assure customers that we will do everything possible to minimise disruption. Our contractor will liaise with any residents/businesses directly affected by these works.

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.


A few key points to remember:

  • 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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