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NI Water to undertake pipelaying in Glen Hill, Newry to support new development

03 February 2023 12:12

NI Water is due to install new wastewater infrastructure along Glen Hill in Newry to support a new housing development at Watsons Road.

This essential work – which is due to get underway on Glen Hill on Monday 13th February – will involve the installation of 450m of sewer pipe and the construction of manholes between Glenvale Crescent and Watsons Road. Starting at Glenvale Crescent and progressing towards Watsons Road, work is expected to take eight weeks to complete.

Explaining the traffic management arrangements for the scheme, Ian O’Hare, NI Water’s Project Manager said:

“To facilitate the work in the safest possible manner, Glen Hill will be closed to through traffic. Access for residents will be maintained at all times from either Watsons Road or Dublin Road, depending on the location of works. Residents in Glenvale Crescent and Glen Hill Park will only be able to access their properties from the Dublin Road during this work. Pedestrian access along Glen Hill will be maintained at all times.

“Details of the work and the associated traffic management arrangements have been circulated to residents around Glen Hill and signage to notify the wider public has been erected in the area.

“The approved diversion route during these works will be via Watsons Road, Liska Road and Dublin Road. We would advise motorists travelling in these areas to allow more time for their journeys while this work is ongoing.

“Newry, Mourne and Down District Council, Translink and the emergency services have been notified of this road closure and the associated diversion route. Bin collections will be carried out as normal from each end of Glen Hill.

“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 and BSG-Phace take this opportunity to highlight to residents 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 the 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 working areas for their own safety.

“In advance of work getting underway at Glen Hill, the project team from NI Water, Atkins and BSG-Phace would like to convey our thanks to local residents and the wider public for their patience and cooperation while we undertake this essential work to serve new housing in the area. We assure you that we will strive to complete the work as quickly as possible and keep disruption to a minimum.”


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