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Pipelaying planned for Upper Galliagh Road area to serve new housing development

18 January 2023 16:51

NI Water will begin work next week to install new wastewater infrastructure to support a housing development on Whitehouse Road.

The work – which is expected to be completed within one week - will be undertaken by trenchless methods of pipelaying and will extend from the junction of Upper Galliagh Road and Buncrana Road into the new development at Whitehouse Road.
Explaining the traffic management required for the scheme, Stephanie McVeigh, NI Water’s project manager said: “To facilitate the work in the safest possible manner, a road closure will be required on Upper Galliagh Road between its junctions with Buncrana Road and Temple Court. A diversion route will be signposted along Lower Galliagh Road, the A515 and Buncrana Road.
“NI Water’s contractor, BSG-Phace will be able to facilitate buses through the works area however we would kindly ask that motorists follow the signposted diversion route and allow extra time for their journeys.
“We would also take this opportunity to highlight that construction sites are dangerous areas for unauthorised persons, especially children, and we would appreciate your co-operation in ensuring that children do not play in or around any site or machinery. Working areas will have warning signs in place to protect the public from any hazards. The public are advised to stay away from these working areas for their own safety.

“NI Water and BSG-Phace appreciate the patience and cooperation of residents and the wider public while we undertake this essential work to serve new housing in the area. We assure you that we will strive to keep disruption to a minimum and complete the work in the shortest possible timeframe.”


Notes to editors:

• NI Water has a 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.

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