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NI Water to extend wastewater network to support new development in Comber.

11 October 2022 11:17

NI Water will recommence work on the Killinchy Road, Comber this week to complete the laying of a new storm sewer to serve a new housing development in the area.

The work – which involves the installation of 290m of storm sewer and the construction of associated manholes, between Nos. 26 and 50 Killinchy Road – will take approximately 5 weeks to complete and will require a lane closure Monday to Friday and a road closure over 4 weekends.

Speaking about the programme of work and traffic management arrangements necessary for safety reasons, NI Water Project Manager Tom Lester said: “In order to carry out the pipelaying work as safely as possible, it will be necessary to have a temporary lane closure in place on the Killinchy Road around the works area, Monday to Friday. During this time, two-way traffic will be maintained with the use of manned temporary signals. Vehicular access will be maintained for residents, but at times could be subject to delay. Pedestrian access will be available at all times. Normal working hours will be 07:30am to 5:00pm; however, it may be necessary on occasions for work to be undertaken outside of these hours.”

Speaking about the weekend closures, Mr Lester continued: “Part of this essential pipelaying work will involve very deep excavations at narrow sections of road. To ensure contractor safety, these excavations will need to be carried out under a full road closure and have been planned over four consecutive weekends, beginning 15th October.  During this time there will be no through road access for the public. Access for residents located within a live works area will be provided but may be subject to delay. To ensure maximum safety for the public and our construction workers, we would kindly ask all other residents whose properties are located outside the live working area to follow the diversion route. Weekend working hours will be 07:00am to 11:00pm and pedestrian access will be maintained where possible.

“Signage is in place to advise motorists of the work and the approved diversion route will be signposted ahead of any road closure being implemented.

“NI Water and our appointed contractor for this project AG Wilson Civil Engineering would like to thank the public for their patience and cooperation throughout this essential work to facilitate local development. We will do everything we can to keep disruption to a minimum and complete the work as soon as is practicably possible.”


Notes to editors:

  • NI Water has a new 3-step process, which allows our team of experts to work closely with developers to assess any network or treatment capacity issues associated with proposed new developments.
  • We want to ensure that the development process is as simple as possible, so it’s really important to get in touch with the team prior to any application for planning approval.
For more information, and to complete our new Pre-Planning Process form, 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.

For further information, please email

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