Pipelaying planned for Mahon Road, Portadown to serve new housing development
20 January 2023 16:09NI Water is due to commence work at the end of January to install wastewater infrastructure on Mahon Road, Portadown to serve a new housing development.
This essential pipelaying work – which will take around two weeks to complete – will extend from Swallowfield Court to the new development located adjacent to 57 Mahon Road.
Ian O’Hare, NI Water’s Project Manager for the scheme said: “Pipelaying is scheduled to get underway week commencing Monday 30th January 2023. Initially work will be confined to the area within Swallowfield Court where a connection to the network will be made before the new pipeline makes its way onto Mahon Road.
“Once on Mahon Road and in order to carry out the works as safely as possible while maintaining traffic flow, a lane closure with traffic lights will be in place around the works area. Letter drops have been undertaken locally and our contractor, AG Wilson, will liaise directly with any affected residents to discuss access arrangements while the pipelaying makes its way past each property.
“Pedestrian access for residents will be maintained at all times. Normal working hours will be 7:30am to 5.00pm Monday to Friday; however, it may be necessary at times for work to be carried out outside of these hours.
“NI Water would take this opportunity to remind the public that construction sites are dangerous areas for unauthorised persons, especially children and would appreciate your co-operation in ensuring that children do not play in or around any site or machinery. The working area is secured and fenced off from members of the public at all times for public safety reasons.
“NI Water and our project team from Atkins and AG Wilson greatly appreciate the patience and cooperation from residents, motorists and the wider public while we carry out schemes of this nature to support local development. We will strive to complete the work as quickly as possible and keep disruption to a minimum.”
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.