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NI Water to undertake essential flood alleviation works in Holywood

19 July 2022 17:00

NI Water is to undertake a programme of work to help alleviate flooding in the My Lady’s Mile area of Holywood. 

The work - which will involve the relining of sewers on My Lady’s Mile and part of Church View, as well as the construction of a new manhole on My Lady’s Mile - will require a road closure from Monday 25th July for approximately four weeks. 

NI Water Project Manager, Nigel Nevin explains: “This essential work has been programmed to be undertaken during July and August to minimise disruption to local schools. In order to complete the project as safely and as quickly as possible, My Lady’s Mile will be closed to through traffic, Monday-Friday, during the work. Details of the approved closures are as follows: 

From 25th July – 24th August: Road closure on My Lady’s Mile from 09.30 – 23.00 Monday to Friday. 
From 1st – 5th August: A continuous road closure on My Lady’s Mile to facilitate the construction of a manhole located between Norwood Lane and Church View. 
From 15th – 24th August: Road closure on Church View between My Lady’s Mile and Ean Hill junctions. 

“Access will be maintained for residents and businesses located on My Lady’s Mile and Church View during this time and diversion routes will be signposted for other motorists. In a bid to complete the work in the shortest possible timeframe and before schools recommence, our contractor may work longer days. Working hours along with traffic management arrangements will be monitored closely throughout the project.

“NI Water understands that work of this nature can be disruptive to the local community and would like to thank residents in advance for their patience and cooperation as we prepare to undertake this important work to alleviate flooding in the area.

“NI Water manages a network of 15,600km of sewers on a daily basis and we have invested billions in our water and wastewater infrastructure. However, no amount of investment will completely stop blocked pipes or inappropriate items polluting our environment. Items such as baby wipes and sanitary products are often the cause of out of sewer flooding which can easily be avoided by only flushing the 3Ps: pee, poo and toilet paper; everything else needs to go in the bin.”


Notes to editors:

• Remember wipes will clog the sewers and result in blockages and flooding – never flush a wipe. For further information log on to

• 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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